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Indonesia March 2020: Wholesales down -15%, retail down -33.7%, Honda (+48.2%) survives

Honda Brio sales are up 20.6%.

Our Indonesian coverage now includes All-brands retail volumes and a monthly All-models ranking, upgraded from a Top 20 models.

The Full Year 2019 article has now been updated with the Top 190 All-models.

Indonesia has been slow to enact COVID-19 restriction measures and as of March 31, there were 1.528 confirmed cases and 135 deaths but no local or national lockdown and at the time of writing this article there were 7.418 cases and 635 deaths, indicating that restrictive measures will likely have to be put in place for longer. Specific regions can apply for a request for large-scale social restrictions to the Ministry of Health. The first region to do so was Jakarta on April 10. The Indonesian new car market remains affected by social distancing measures in place in a large part of the country, with March wholesales down -15% to 76.800 and retail sales hit much harder at -33.7% to 60.447. Year-to-date, wholesales are down -6.9% to 236.825 and retail sales down down -15.6% to 219.361.

Toyota (-8.8%) and Daihatsu (-7.5%) resist well atop the brands wholesales charts, while Honda (+48.2%) surges to 15.7% share, leaving Mitsubishi (-42.4%) and Suzuki (-19.2%) in the dust. Renault (+750%), FAW (+162.5%), Peugeot (+150%), Volkswagen (+77.8%) and BMW (+26.5%) also shine further down but none accounts for more than 0.3% share. In the retail charts, the year-on-year evolutions are a lot poorer, with Toyota (-35.6%), Daihatsu (-31.9%) and Honda (-29.7%) all sinking, whereas Suzuki (-2.2%) stays afloat. Dongfeng (+183.3%), FAW (+162.5%), Peugeot (+150%) and Mercedes (+58%) impress down the ladder.

Model-wise, the Toyota Avanza (-17%) manages to resist another outstanding performance by the Honda Brio (+20.6%) while the Daihatsu Sigra (-3.7%) stuns with a 7% share, its highest since April 2019. The Honda HR-V (+212.3%), Suzuki Carry Pikap (+85.8%), Daihatsu Gran Max Pikap (+36.9%), Toyota Calya (+26.5%) and Honda Jazz (+24.8%) also sign tremendous gains in the remainder of the Top 20. Launched in January, the Suzuki XL7 (marketed as Maruti XL6 in India) drops 6 spots on February but remains inside the Top 20 at #18, and has properly killed the Ertiga (-94.5%). Notice the Renault Triber landing at #99.

Previous month: Indonesia February 2020: Suzuki XL7 lands at #12 in market down -3.1%

One year ago: Indonesia March 2019: Toyota Avanza reclaims control, new gen Livina lifts Nissan up 109.2%

Full March 2020 Top 28 All-brands wholesales, Top 29 All-brands retail and Top 135 All-models below.

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