Vehicle Imports Down 53% in Guatemala

In June, 1.102 new cars were brought into the country, whereas 2.364 were imported in June of last year, according to SAT data.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The drop, albeit minor, is also reflected in the import of used cars, being 9% less than in June 2008.

"8.366 cars were imported in the first half of 2009, 46.9% less than the same period of 2008, when 15.178 vehicles were brought into the country", indicated an elPeriodico.com.gt article.



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In the first half of the year 58,373 new vehicles came into the country, 75% used and 25% new, registering an increase of 33% compared to the same period in 2014.

Between January and June, more than 14,423 motor vehicles were imported than in the same period last year, with used cars recording the largest increase, with 43%, while the entry of new vehicles grew by 9.6%, according to figures from the Tax Authority (SAT).

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After 2013 recorded a decrease of 3.4% compared to 2012, sales of new and used cars from January to September this year increased by 6% compared to the same period last year.

Elfinancierocr.com notes that "... The Association of Importers of Vehicles and Equipment (Aivema) recorded that, in nine months, 27,161 units have been sold, including cars, pick up trucks, sports vehicles, vans and light trucks; 60 different brands in over 26 dealerships. In the same period in 2013, 25,609 units were sold. "

Guatemala: Car Imports up 20%

July 2014

Between January and June this year 43,975 new and used units were imported, which is about 7,509 more than in the same period in 2013.

Imports of used cars grew by 24% going from 24,613 in the first six months of 2013 to 30,567 in the first half of this year, according to figures from the Superintendency of Tax Administration.

Costa Rica: Vehicle Imports Down 57% in June

August 2009

When compared to 2008, 25.000 less vehicles were imported in the first half of 2009.

Causes include greater requirements by banks when granting loans and more cautious customers, said spokesperson of car selling companies.

"For the remainder of the year, salesmen are expecting a 50% drop when compared to last year", reported newspaper Nacion.com.

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