Indonesian manufacturers are hoping to break into Australia’s car import industry.
“Australia barely has a car manufacturing industry,” Indonesia Automotive Industry Association chairman Yohannes Nangoi told Netral News.
“It imports 1.2 million cars a year, but not a single one of them is imported from Indonesia. This should be seen as an opportunity.”
According to Nangoi, Indonesia would be a good candidate for Australia’s import market, as delivery cost from Indonesia would be cheap compared to countries such as Japan, South Korea, the US, Thailand and the UK.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Indonesia should capitalise on the upcoming closure of Australia’s Toyota factory. Toyota Indonesia wants to increase its import by 7 per cent in 2017.