Duljatmono, Director of Marketing at the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation, explained improving sales of heavy trucks in Indonesia so far this year are the result of rising activity in the country's mining sector and infrastructure development.

However, considering not all commodity prices have recovered, activity in the mining sector of Indonesia is still somewhat limited. Moreover, there is concern about the stability of several mining commodity prices that have surged sharply recently. For example, coal prices surged in the second half of 2016. However, they have been on the decline in 2017.

Heavy Truck Sales in Indonesia:

Brand    2016
Isuzu      36     116
Mitsubishi     390     581
Hino    1,506    3,177
UD Trucks     527     823
Tata Trucks       7      12
Scania       -      48
Man Trucks      16       5
Total   2,482   4,762

Source: Gaikindo