Motorcycle Sales Skyrocket in Indonesia
November 2, 2004
Filed under Features
Indonesia’s Association of Motorcycle Producers (AISI) reports the country’s motorcycle sales for the first nine months of 2004 totaled 2.89 million units, up 38.86% over the same period last year.
September sales rose to 374,694 units, up 4.5% from 356,327 units in the previous month. Year-to-date sales in September, not including sales by non-AISI members, increased 26.4%, according to the association.
AISI predicts that sales by its members will reach 3.7 million units this year. Non-AISI members are primarily agents and/or assemblers of Chinese motorcycles and total motorcycle sales within the country this year are expected to top 4 million units.
Indonesia’s motorcycle market leader is PT Astra International, which sold 191,316 motorcycles in September, up 0.8% from the previous month. Astra deals in Honda brand two-wheelers. In the first nine months of this year, Astra sold 1.54 million motorcycles, equivalent to a 53% market share.
Sales of Suzuki motorcycles were 86,978 units in September compared to 59,259 units in September 2003.