Brunei records 5,690 car sales for first half of 2018

|     Azlan Othman     |

BRUNEI Darussalam sold a total of 5,690 brand-new cars up to June this year, which is a drop of 6.3 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year, according to a report by the ASEAN Automotive Federation.

The highest number of sales was recorded in May with 1,141 units, followed by 978 units in June and 976 in March. Up to the end of June this year, Indonesia sold 553,779 cars; Thailand, 489,11; Malaysia, 289,714; the Philippines, 171,590; Vietnam, 125,659; Singapore, 48,443; Myanmar, 6,841; and Brunei, 5,690.

Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines witnessed a decline in car sales compared to that of last year, while the other ASEAN member countries experienced a rise of 4.7 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.

Last year, around 11,209 cars were sold in the Sultanate from January to December, out of which 10,846 were passenger vehicles and the remaining 363 were commercial vehicles – a drop of 15 per cent, compared to the same period in 2016.