Indonesia the world’s third largest two wheeler market saw decline in the sales of two wheelers in the month of January. There were total 645,863 units of two wheelers were sold in the month of January 2012 which is down by 2.9% compared to January 2011 as reported by Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI). However the sales is up by 40.2% compared to December 2011 when 460,355 two wheelers were sold.
Honda (Astra Honda) the largest two wheeler manufacturer in Indonesia sold more than 382,635 units in the month of January 2012 up by 15.4% compared to last year. The automatic scooter accounted for 53% of total sales. Honda is the only major two wheeler manufacturer which has reported sales growth in the January 2012 in Indonesia. The second largest two wheeler manufacturer Yamaha reported sales of 205,304 units which is down on year on year basis, however up by 54% month on month basis. The company sold 133,403 units in the month of December 2011.
It is to be noted that the production and sales of two wheelers in the month of January 2012 and December 2011 was heavily affected due to the flood in Thailand. However in January 2012 the situation is improved considerably. AISI hope that the sales will be back on track from the month of February 2012 and it hopes to achieve 9 million units of two wheeler sales in the year 2012.
– Mahavir Kothari