Domestic car sales falls 17 percent in April

Domestic car sales falls 17 percent in April

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Domestic car sales in April 2019 fell 17.8 percent to 84,029 units, from 102,258 units in the same month last year, according to the Indonesian Association of Motor Vehicle Producers (Gaikiindo).

Car sales in April 2019 also declined 5 percent, compared to 90,198 units in March, PT Astra International said, quoting data from Gaikindo.

Despite the drop, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki auto manufacturers witnessed sales increases in April.

Toyota reported its sales increasing to 29,546 units in April, from 28,917 units the month before.

Honda's sales jumped 43 percent, from 8,144 units in March to 11.631 units in April, while Suzuki's sales rose from 6.291 units in March to 7,677 units in April.

However, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Daihatsu recorded a decline in car sales in April.

President Director of PT Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) Naoya Nakamura remarked in Jakarta on Friday night that Mitsubishi has maintained its hold on the Indonesian market through its small multipurpose vehicle Small MPV Xpander, which has become one of the two companies' successes in developing their businesses in Indonesia.

Nakamura remarked that Mitsubishi Xpander has been well-received in Indonesia, with sales hitting a record high 100 thousand units in 18 months.

Cumulatively, domestic car sales in the January-April 2019 period reached 337,892 units, falling 14.3 percent from car sales in the same period last year.

The following are the sales of the five auto manufacturers in Indonesia in April 2019:

Toyota 29,564 units
Daihatsu 16,126 units
Honda 11,631 units
Mitsubishi 10,076 units.
Suzuki 7,677 units