The Indonesian automotive market has seen an increase of completely built up (CBU) vehicles in June this year to the tune of 65.4% or 7,196 units, as compared to the month of May which saw an increase of only 4,349 units.
Data from the Indonesian Automotive Industries Association (Gaikindo) showed that in June this year, Mitsubishi became the largest importer with 2,627 units, followed by Toyota followed with 2,360 units and Suzuki (1,034 units).
Chairman I of Gaikindo, Jongkie D. Sugiarto said that the increase in June CBU import was not due to special factors such as the GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) 2019.
"The increase in import is due to market fluctuation as there is indeed a need for stock and market demand," he told a news outlet recently.
Despite the monthly increase, accumulated annual CBU import is still far less compared to last year. During the first half of this year, total CBU import was 33,974 units, down 32.3% compared to the same period last year with 50,181 units.
Gaikindo reported that Toyota is still the leading brand for import with a total of 12,295 units, followed by Suzuki (7,213 units), Mitsubishi (6,628 units), and Mazda (2,377 units).
The Toyota Hilux commercial vehicle which is available in six variants is the biggest contributor to Toyota's import with 4,407 units, followed by Alphard (2,441 units). As for Suzuki, Baleno is the most imported model with 3,952 units, followed by Ignis (2,262 units).