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ASEAN market growth slows in Q1

1 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined increased by 1.9% to 853,383 units in the first quarter of 2019 from 837,481 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto from local trade associations and government departments.


ASEAN vehicle market growth slowed in Q4

5 Feb 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined increased by 5.3% to 988,948 units in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 938,692 units in the same period of the previous year, according to data collected by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from local associations and government departments.


2019 outlook - China key to Asia market performance

21 Dec 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Asia-Pacific region this year are expected to decline for the first time since the 1997-98 regional financial crisis, to a little more than 43 million units, and the outlook for 2019 is mixed at best. China clearly has a massive influence of the regional market these days and declining sales in the second half of the year was responsible for the region’s overall negative performance in 2018.


ANALYSIS - ASEAN vehicle sales rise 10% in Q3

6 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia's six largest markets combined continued to strengthen in the third quarter of 2018, with total volumes rising by 9.7% to 899,541 units from 820,135 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected by AsiaMotorBusiness.com from the mainstream local trade associations.


Show report - Jakarta Motor Show 2018

9 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

A rather low-key 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) kicked off last week, despite the attendance of the country’s President Joko Widodo, with little in the way of important new model launches capable of firing up lacklustre consumer spending in the country.


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SHOW REPORT - Gaikindo International Indonesia International Auto 2019

19 Jul 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Gaikindo International Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) got under way earlier than usual this year, on 18 July, as the industry looked to stimulate buying activity in the domestic market after a weak first half of the year.


Indonesia sales slightly higher in June

19 Jul 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rose by 1.2% to 59,539 units in June 2019 from 58,842 units a year earlier, according to local reports citing wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Toyota to invest in Indonesia EV/hybrid production

1 Jul 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Toyota plans to invest up to JPY210bn (US$1.9bn) in Indonesia by 2023 to produce electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, according to reports in Japan citing Indonesian government sources.


Indonesia market decline continues in May

1 Jul 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Indonesian new vehicle market continued to decline sharply in May 2019, by 16.3% to 84,146 units from 100,498 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Indonesia market decline steepens in April

21 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Indonesian new vehicle market deteriorated further in April 2019 as sales plunged by over 17.8% to 84,029 units from 102,258 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Indonesia sales continue to fall in March

18 Apr 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to fall in March 2019, by over 11% to 90,189 units from 101,674 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


SAIC-GM-Wuling to boost Indonesia output, begin export

12 Apr 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile said it planned to lift output at its vehicle assembly plant in Indonesia as it looks to start exports to neighbouring markets, including Thailand.


Honda Indonesia assembler marks 20 years' operation

28 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), Honda Motor's automobile subsidiary in Indonesia, has celebrated its 20th anniversary at its factory in Karawang, West Java.


Indonesia sales fall 13% in February

21 Mar 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to fall in February, by over 13% to 81,684 units from 94,260 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Thai vehicle sales rise 17% in January

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Thailand’s new vehicle market has started 2019 on the front foot, with sales rising by 17.3% in January to 78,061 units from 66,545 units in the same month last year, according to data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).



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