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Local automobile sales hit all-time high

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 5 2012   /  09:42 am

Shining: Several models pose with a new Mercedes Benz during the 19th Indonesia International Motor Show 2011 in Jakarta. Car sales hit an all-time high of 888,335 units last year, jumping 19.26 percent from 2010. JP/Nurhayati Indonesia’s annual auto sales hit an all time high in 2011, exceeding the 870,000 units estimated earlier by local automakers amid fears of supply disruption due to the tsunami in Japan last March.

The latest data from the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) showed that retail car sales totaled 888,335 units last year, a 19.26 percent increase from 744,895 units in 2010. Meanwhile, wholesale car sales topped 893,420 units in 2011, rising by 16.98 percent from 763,751 units in the previous year.

Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), the country’s largest automobile maker, still dominated the domestic car market, with total sales of 313,967 un...