TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Motorcycle sales went up by 5.19 percent to 554,923 units in August, the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) reported on September 12.
All in all, the total motorcycle sales from January to August reached 3.79 million units, representing a slight decline of 0.05 percent compared to the same period last year.
Increased sales figure in August was not experienced by all brand holder agents (APM). PT Astra Honda Motor was the only agent that posted a significant growth at 7.73 percent.
Last month, Honda sold 418,931 motorcycles, representing an increase compared to August last year of 388,847 units.
Meanwhile, the sales figures of PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing and PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales are relatively stagnant. Yamaha’s sales dropped slightly by 0.28 percent to 123,620 units in August, whereas Suzuki’s slipped by 2.57 percent to 6,279 units.
Two other motorcycle brand holders, PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia and PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia were not as lucky. Kawasaki’s sales declined by 25.5 percent to 6,009 units and TVS’ sales plunged by 55,08 percent to 84 units.