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  • Exports of Indonesian Motorcycles Remain Strong in February 2018

    Exports of Indonesian Motorcycles Remain Strong in February 2018

    Also in the second month of 2018 exports of Indonesian motorcycles were strong. Based on data from the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), the country's motorcycle exports surged 37.2 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 76,700 units in the first two months of 2018 combined. It could mean that 2018 will become another great year for motorcycle exporters. Last year, exports of two-wheelers from Indonesia surged 52 percent (y/y), outpacing stakeholders' forecasts of 30-40 percent (y/y).

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  • Indonesia's Motorcycle Exports Rise 87% y/y in February 2016

    Indonesia's Motorcycle Exports Rise 87% y/y in February 2016

    Indonesian motorcycle exports have grown by a whopping 87 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 27,066 units in February 2016 from 14,433 units in the same month one year earlier. Sigit Kumala, Chairman of the commercial department of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), said this solid performance occurred on the back of the market expansion strategy applied by Indonesian motorcycle manufacturers. He added that Indonesia's export performance (in terms of motorcycle sales) has been improving since the second half of 2016.

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  • Indonesian Motorcycle Sales Expected to Remain Weak in 2015

    Indonesian Motorcycle Sales Expected to Remain Weak in 2015

    Amid Indonesia’s economic slowdown, the country’s motorcycle sales are most likely to decline in 2015. In the first eight months of 2015 a total of 4,218,089 motorcycles were sold in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, down 21.1 percent (year-on-year) from the same period last year. However, there is one positive fact regarding Indonesia’s motorcycle sales. In August 2015, a total of 622,089 motorcycle units were sold, the highest monthly sales figure since October 2014 and the first monthly growth after seven straight months of decline.

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  • Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia Fall on Declining Purchasing Power

    Domestic motorcycle sales in Indonesia declined 5 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 680,642 units in October 2014 (from the same month last year). Particularly weaker sales of the underbone motorcycle impacted negatively on total October motorcycle sales. As people are concerned about a looming subsidized fuel price hike this month (causing accelerated inflation, thus curbing people’s purchasing power), consumers postpone the purchase of a motorcycle. The government is expected to raise prices of subsidized fuels by almost 50 percent.

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  • Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia Rebound in September 2014

    Motorcycle sales in Indonesia increased 16.0 percent month-on-month (m/m) to 711,857 units in September 2014. Sigit Kumala, Chairman for Commercial Affairs at the Indonesian Motorcycle Association (AISI), said that improved motorcycle sales are caused by the start of the harvest season in several regions across Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Successful harvests have put downward pressure on commodity prices and thus have a positive impact on Indonesian’s purchasing power.

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  • Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia: Growth Expected to Increase in Second Quarter

    Indonesian motorcycle sales are forecast to rise in 2014 according to Sigit Kumala, Chairman of the Indonesian Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (AISI). Although sales in the first four months of 2014 (January-April), only grew 3.8 percent (year-on-year), sales are expected to grow more markedly in the second quarter of the year. However, sales may be curbed in May due to the presence of four public holidays. In May, consumers are expected to spend money on recreational activities instead of a new motorcycle.

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  • Indonesian Motorcycle Sales Strong, but may Slow down in Second Half 2013

    Motorcycle sales in Indonesia rose 20 percent (year-on-year) to 661,282 units in June 2013. The head of the commercial department of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), Sigit Kumala, said that sales peak in June and July because of the Lebaran tradition that follows the holy fasting month (which starts tomorrow). After this fasting month, many Indonesians go back to their places of birth for a couple of days. Motorcycles are one of the modes of transportation used for this short holiday.

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  • Car & Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia Continue to Fall

    Car & Motorcycle Sales in Indonesia Continue to Fall

    Car sales in Indonesia continued to decline. Based on the latest data from the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) Indonesian car sales (delivery to dealers) fell around 10 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 84,885 vehicles in the first month of the year from 94,194 units in January 2015. Retail sales, on the other hand, showed a 1 percentage point growth to 82,423 vehicles over the same period.

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  • Despite Long Term Growth, Indonesia's Sales of Motorcycles Fall at End 2013

    Despite Long Term Growth, Indonesia's Sales of Motorcycles Fall at End 2013

    Domestic sales of motorcycles in Indonesia are expected to have fallen by 20 percent to 550,000 in December 2013 compared to the previous month (688,527). According to the Chairman of the commercial department of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), Sigit Kumala, this decline is not the result of slowing demand for motorcycles but due to the limited amount of working days amid the Christmas and New Year holidays. This then led to less production and distribution of motorcycles to Indonesian dealers.

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