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As domestic auto sales slump, carmakers cut target to 1 million

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 20 2019   /  02:06 am
Building up: Workers assemble a Mercedes-Benz C-Class model at a Mercedes assembly plant in Bogor, West Java, in 2009. Domestic car sales dropped 11.54 percent to 90,403 units in August this year from 102,197 in the same month last year, according data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) compiled by Astra International. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)(Gaikindo) compiled by Astra International. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Building up: Workers assemble a Mercedes-Benz C-Class model at a Mercedes assembly plant in Bogor, West Java, in 2009. Domestic car sales dropped 11.54 percent to 90,403 units in August this year from 102,197 in the same month last year, according data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) compiled by Astra International. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)Dark clouds are still on the horizon for the automotive industry as it failed to rebound in August after a poor performance in the first half of the year.Domestic car sales dropped 11.54 percent to 90,403 units in August from 102,197 in the same month last year, according to data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) compiled by Astra International.Sales from January to August totaled 660,288 units, down 13.5 percent from 763,444 cars sold in the same period last year.Almost all car...