Brunei Full Year 2016. Economy contraction drags vehicles sales down


Brunei Auto Sales 2016 dragged down by the challenging economic conditions in the crucial energy market. The recession cut the customer’s demand for vehicles and the sector declined for the third year in a row.

Brunei’s economy remained weak in 2016, dragged down by the challenging conditions in the energy markets. The country entered into its second consecutive quarter of contraction in Q3, as GDP declined 3.8% annually, a softer drop than Q2’s sharp 5.7% fall. Economic activity suffered from both low oil prices and a fall in oil and gas production, due to planned as well as unplanned plant shutdowns

The sales of cars confirmed the fall in domestic demand and had been negative during the entire year, ending with the third consecutive annual decline.

Indeed, according to data released by the Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA), total vehicles sales in the 2016 had been 13.248, down 8.0%.

Toyota on top of the market struggled losing 23.2% while Kia in second place gained 1.4% and Suzuki boomed over doubling sales and gaining 4 spots. Behind, Hyundai (-8.7%), Nissan (-38.8%) and Mitsubishi (–43.7%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 20152016 Variation
139Suzuki Swift728601113,3%
21Toyota Vios6881.834-62,5%
3Toyota Wigo563
42Kia Cerato562847-33,7%
53Mitsubishi Mirage408797-48,8%
6Kia Picanto407
77Toyota Yaris3903676,4%
88Suzuki Celerio359360-0,3%
96Toyota Corolla296395-25,0%
1010Hyundai i10290327-11,4%