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ASEAN vehicle sales plunge 66% in Q2

30 Jul 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined plunged by almost 66% to 291,889 units in the second quarter of 2020 from 849,334 units in the same period of last year, according to data analysed exclusively for just-auto from local industry sources. 


ASEAN sales sharply lower in Q1

15 May 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined are estimated to have declined by over 19% to 700,528 units in the first quarter of 2020 from 865,532 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto from local industry sources including vehicle manufacturers, trade associations and government departments.


Indonesia faces up to COVID-19

8 Apr 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Economic growth in Indonesia, like in the rest of Asia, began to slow sharply in March as reality began to sink in over how big a health threat the COVID-19 coronavirus, now referred to locally as SARS-COV2, has become both domestically and across the globe.


ASEAN market declines in 2019

7 Feb 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined continued to decline in the fourth of 2019, by 6.0% to an estimated 904,000 units from 962,100 in the same period of the previous year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto from local industry sources including vehicle manufacturers, trade associations and government departments.


ASEAN market decline steepens in Q3

1 Nov 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined continued to weaken in the third quarter of 2019, with sales falling by 6.3% to 851,820 units from 908,913 units sold in the same period of last year. This follows a negative second quarter for the market and brings the nine-month year-to-date total to 2,538,718 units - 2.4% lower than the 2,600,737 units sold in the same period of last year.


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Indonesia’s vehicle market 'to remain subdued'

22 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

According to the Indonesia Automotive Industry Association (GAIKINDO) vehicle sales in Indonesia perked up in June with the re-opening of production facilities and higher demand for new vehicles. Vehicle production was up from mere 2,510 units in May to 17,616 units in June 2020. Additionally, retail sales increased by 74.8%, reaching 29,862 units in June 2020 from 17,083 units in May 2020.


Indonesia sales plunge 79% in June

17 Jul 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to plunge in June 2020, by almost 79% to 12,623 units from already weak year-earlier sales of 59,539 units, according to member wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo, as the economic impact of the global COVID19 pandemic on the country’s economy continued to grow.


Parts suppliers in Indonesia 'turning to online platforms'

14 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Digital sales offer a long-term opportunity to the automotive aftermarket in Indonesia, according to an analyst speaking to just-auto.


Indonesia sales plunge 96% in May

17 Jun 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia plunged by almost 96% to 3,551 units in May 2020 from already weak year earlier sales of 84,146 units, according to member wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo, as the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the economy continued to escalate.


Denso/GMS to support COVID-19 efforts in Indonesia

19 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Denso and Global Mobility Service (GMS) are to support the delivery of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing kits, which detect COVID-19 and the raw materials for the kits to medical institutions, testing organisations and pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia.


Indonesia slashes forecasts as sales plunge 90% in April

19 May 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia were forecast to fall by 40% to around 600,000 units in 2020, from just over 1m units in 2019, as the global COVID-19 pandemic continued to ravage the economy.


Indonesia sales drop 15% in March

20 Apr 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia declined by almost 15% to 76,800 units in March 2020 from already weak year earlier sales of 90,189 units, according to member wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo, as the impact of the global the COVID19 pandemic on the country's economy continued to escalate.


Indonesian vehicle production forecast to fall by 50% in 2020

8 Apr 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Indonesian vehicle production is expected to fall by 50% in 2020 as economic activity in the country and in key export markets declines sharply due to the COVID19 coronavirus pandemic.


Japanese automakers halt production in Indonesia

6 Apr 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Suzuki and Honda announced they would temporarily suspend production in Indonesia for two weeks in April due to the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak.


Indonesia sales down slightly in February

3 Apr 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Indonesia declined by just 2.6% to 79,573 units in February 2020 from already weak year earlier sales of 81,684 units despite the growing economic threat caused by the COVID19 coronavirus, according to member wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.



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