Motorcycle Sales Continue to Fall in Indonesia


DECEMBER 10, 2015

Jakarta. Motorcycle sales in Indonesia fell 8.8 percent in November from the same month last year due to dropping demand.

Sales of the two-wheeler fell to 535,682 units last month from 582,331 a year earlier. Sales also dropped 11 percent from October, when manufacturers manage to ship out 602,882 units from their factories.

"The sales follows usual trend, that decline during the year end," Gunadi Sinduwinata, the chairman of Indonesia Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (AISI), said late on Wednesday.

Motorcycle sales in the first eleven month of the year reached 5.96 million, contracting 18 percent from 7.31 million in the same period last year, AISI data showed.

Sales of big items like motorcycles and cars has been declining this year as consumers' income retract amid declines in the prices of commodities, such as palm oil and coal.

The association estimated this year motorcycle sales would reach 6.3 million units, dropping by a fifth from last year's 7.9 million units.