Indonesia August. Nissan booms 243% pushed by the new Livina

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Indonesian Vehicles Sales in August went down 8.6% with 83.309 units sold. Disappointing performances scored by the Honda, Suzuki and Mitsubishi, all declining in double-digits. Nissan boomed 243% thanks to the new Livina.

Economic Environment

Indonesian economic growth was broadly steady in the second quarter, as a sound domestic economy buffered against a weak external sector. Data for Q3 points to continued two-speed dynamics. Exports fell again in July and contracting orders from abroad helped drive the manufacturing PMI to a two-year low in August, amid subdued commodities prices and fallout from global trade tensions. That said, retail sales rose in July, and interest rate cuts, higher wages and fiscal easing are expected to keep fueling consumption.

Market Trend

Indonesian Vehicles market had spent four years on the sky, when, during the 2010-2013 the market scored four all time records in a row, almost doubling volume and not only outpacing the magic 1 million units quota, but landing at a 2013 record of 1.22 million vehicles (including HCVs) sales, before starting a negative period, with sales declined below the 1 million level in the 2015,

Then a new positive pathway was taken ending the 2016 at 1.074.000 units (including HCVs and Bus) and keeping a moderate recovery in the 2017 as well. According to data released by GAIKINDO, in the 2017 total vehicles sales have been 1.138.000 (+6.0%).

In the 2018 the market improved from the last year. Indeed, registrations closed the year at 1.139.901, growing 7.1%. This is the third consecutive year of gain, with an annual score very close to the 2013 record. Moreover, the market has been characterized by a positive performance throughout all the quarters.

The 2019 started on the wrong foot with January’s sales large drop (-16.1%) and 73.099 registrations. In February the market kept falling even faster (-19.8%) than the previous month,  recording 67.037 units.

In March, the market fell down again a 13.3% with 84.747 units, leading to year-to-date figures at 224.883 (-16.2%).

Despite still falling, in April the market has reduced speed (-8.6%), recording 79.283 units.  The market – in May -was down again 22% with 75.313 units, while marginally improving in June, with 54.877 (+3.1%).

In July, registrations went down again (-8.6%) with 82.705 sales, while in August the market lost 8.6% with 83.309 units sold, leading year-to-date figures at 600.370 (-12.6%).

Competitive Arena

At brand wise, year-to-date Toyota is the market leader with 211.484 units (-8.1%) followed by Daihatsu with 112.242 (-8.7%) and Honda with 96.242 units (-10.8%).

In fourth place Mitsubishi with 66.758 (-31.9%), Suzuki with 59.722 (-23.9%), Isuzu with 15.370 (+2.6%), Wuling  with 12.999 (+25.3%), Nissan with 8.362 (+67.8%), Datsun with 5.319 (-27.3%) and Mazda with 3.389 (-14.2%).

At model wise, the Toyota Avanza held the market lead with 55.679 (+6.2%) ahead of the Mitsubishi Xpander  with 43.788 (-19.6%) and Toyota Rush with 41.845 (+27.7%).

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Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019+/- YTD 2019+/- Aug 2019Share YTD Aug 2019Share Aug 2019

Rank 2019Rank 18GroupSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019+/- YTD 2019+/- Aug 2019Share YTD Aug 2019Share Aug 2019
11Toyota Group324.78444.578-8,2%-6,0%54,1%53,5%
23Honda Motor96.24211.909-10,8%-10,6%16,0%14,3%
32Renault Nissan Alliance80.53812.392-27,2%-12,1%13,4%14,9%
55Isuzu Motors15.3702.3602,6%-9,1%2,6%2,8%
66General Motors14.0551.87316,6%-1,2%2,3%2,2%
812Dongfeng Motor2.456408526,5%363,6%0,4%0,5%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Aug 2019
12Toyota Avanza5567980176,2%29,1%
21Mitsubishi Xpander437885361-19,6%-22,6%
35Toyota Rush41845635327,7%7,7%
425Honda Brio414535937424,1%486,7%
57Mitsubishi Fuso Canter38714696520,6%70,0%
64Toyota Innova347904265-4,2%-17,6%
76Daihatsu Sigra3430343715,1%0,4%
88Honda Brio Satya3128255165,8%138,6%
93Toyota Calya305753436-30,1%-35,8%
1013Suzuki Carry Pick Up29139457834,1%24,1%
119Daihatsu Gran Max PU236013384-20,1%-10,2%
1214Daihatsu Xenia184122443-8,3%20,8%
1311Suzuki Ertiga168681923-25,8%-21,3%
1417Daihatsu Ayla167911850-4,8%-21,4%
1512Toyota Agya161702012-27,7%-15,9%