Brunei records highest car sales growth in Asean (Jan-May); no Covid-19 for 64 days

  • Brunei
  • Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 11 (Xinhua): Brunei recorded 8 per cent car sales growth in the first five months of this year, the highest in Asean countries, the latest statistics from Asean Automotive Federation.

According to local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Wednesday, a total of 5,388 units of cars were sold in Brunei from January to May 2020, compared to 4,966 units within the same period last year.

With the exception of Myanmar, which also recorded a positive car sales growth of 4.7 percent, the rest of the Asean countries all recorded a drastic drop in car sales ranging from as low as between -34 per cent to -53 per cent, due to nationwide lockdowns or partial lockdowns in these nations where the Covid-19 pandemic slowed vehicle sales.

Overall, car sales have contracted -43 per cent within the period in Asean, down from 1,436,830 units last year to only 833,421 units this year.

Brunei reported no new cases of Covid-19 with the national tally of cases standing at 141.

It marked the 62nd consecutive day without new cases since May 7.

According to brunei's Ministry of Health, no active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre

Meanwhile, currently there are 334 individuals who are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centres provided by the government, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad.

There have been three deaths resulted from Covid-19 in brunei and a total of 138 patients have recovered. - Xinhua
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