New vehicle sales in Indonesia fell 9.8% month on month to 30,050 units in August, Dow Jones reported, citing the car assemblers’ association, Gaikindo.

Passenger car sales – a barometer of consumer confidence – fell to 3,101 units from 4,338 in July, the report added.

Commercial vehicles accounted for 26,949 of all vehicles sold, down from 28, 970 units a month earlier, the association said in a statement, according to Dow Jones, which added that, so far this year, Indonesians have bought 234,162 new vehicles.

The country’s largest vehicle maker, PT Astra International, which has a joint venture with Toyota to assemble and distribute the company’s vehicles in Indonesia, saw a 12% month on month decline in domestic sales to 15,384 units in August, Dow Jones said.