PT Hino Motors Sales Indonesia (HMSI) expects total sales will increase by about 16% to 40,000 units this year from 34,500 last year and from 24,700 the year before.

A Jakarta Post reported quoted HMSI sales promotion director Santiko Wardoyo as saying that, to meet sales targets, the company would launch new truck models and open between 20 and 30 new outlets.

“In the first quarter of this year, sales of Ranger medium trucks fell 10% from 5,364 to 4,660 the same quarter of this year,” he said. He attributed the fall to a decline in orders from mining companies, many of which have reined back operations due to falling coal prices.

On the other hand, the sales of the Dutro light commercial truck increased 6% from 3,400 in the first quarter of 2012 to 3,600 this year.