Indonesia’s automotive industry is centered round Bekasi, Karawang and Purwakarta in West Java, conveniently situated near Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta where automotive demand is highest and an space where infrastructure is comparatively nicely developed (including access to the port of Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta, the busiest and most advanced Indonesian seaport that handles greater than 50 percent of Indonesia’s trans-shipment cargo traffic, in addition to the new Patimban seaport that’s being developed in West Java). Good obtainable infrastructure reduces logistics prices.
Instead, these establishments predicted softer financial development in Indonesia in 2012 however quickly expanding development at +6 %-levels from 2013 onward. However, as international conditions remained sluggish in the years 2013-2015, these establishments needed to downgrade forecasts for Indonesian GDP progress on numerous occasions in the 2013-2015 period hence causing deteriorating sentiments with regard to views on the Indonesian economy. Jongkie Sugiarto, Chairman of the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo), stated the area east of Jakarta is chosen by many car manufacturers for their production base since a decade ago as the area’s infrastructure is sweet (including the provision of electricity, gas and menpower). He added that it has now become tough to find massive-sized land for new factories because of the influx of many businesses over the past years. Moreover, land prices have soared over time.
The low-price inexperienced car (LCGC) is an affordable, gas environment friendly automotive that was introduced to the Indonesian market in late-2013 after the government had offered tax incentives to these … Read More