TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia is seeing a surge in motorcycle exports. From January to August 2015, the export volume reached 123,790 units, soaring from only 9,000 units in the same period last year.
Meanwhile in 2013, the export volume of motorcycle reached 27,135 units, the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) said.
This year's export volume as per August accounts for 2.85 percent of the total sales, which amounted to of 4.34 million units.
AISI Chairman Gunadi Sindhuwinata said ahead that if the national motorcycle industry can keep up with the growth rat—with each brand maintaining their export commitment, Indonesia could overtake Thailand's achievement. Thailand currently has a balanced market between exports and domestic sales at 50:50.
"In the future, Indonesia could overtake Thailand's exports [ratio] that has reached 50:50," he told Bisnis Indonesia on Sunday, September 9.
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