Gaikindo, the Indonesian car assemblers’ association, has said that new vehicle sales in Indonesia jumped 45% in January compared with December to 26,142 units.
The figures follow a depressed period – vehicle sales slumped 37% in December over November due to lower demand for commercial vehicles.
In January, sales of commercial vehicles totalled 24,160 units, up 43% from December. Passenger car sales were 1,982 units in January, up 76% from the previous month.
Analysts took a cautious view though, emphasising the uncertainties facing the Indonesian economy this year.
Astra had a 43% share of Indonesia’s new vehicle sales last year.