In December 2015, 22% of the vehicles circulating in the countries of the region were between 1 and 5 years old, and 19% were between 6 and 10 years old.
The report "Vehicular Fleet in Central America in 2015," compiled by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData com details the age of vehicles circulating in the countries in Central America.
Of all vehicles circulating in the country at the end of 2015, 63% were automobiles, 19% motorcycles, 13% light duty vehicles and 3% heavy load vehicles.
Figures from the report "Vehicular Fleet in Central America" prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, indicate that 1.3 million vehicles were in circulation up to December 2015, of which 63% were cars.
In 2014 60.304 new vehicles were sold, 7% more than in 2013, with Toyota, Hyundai and KIA being the top of the list of best selling brands.
According to the Automobile Dealers Association of Panama (ADAP), sales projections for 2014 were for 58,000 units, however, with the Panama Motor Show sales surpassed 60,000 units. It is expected that for 2015 growth will be around 2% to 4%.
In the first eight months of the year car sales increased by 5% compared to the same period last year, a rate which is less than the growth in previous months.
The speed of growth in car sales in Panama continues to decline. Between January and August 38,034 vehicles were sold, which is just over the 36,190 units sold in the same period in 2013, according to data from the Association of Automobile Dealers in Panama (Adap).
In the first seven months of this year 33,245 new vehicles were sold, which is 4.7% more than in the same period last year, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia's being the best-selling brands.
During the first seven months of this year 33,245 new vehicles were sold in the country, 4.7% more than the 31,745 units sold between January and July 2013, maintaining the dynamism of previous months.
In the first four months of the year 18,000 new cars were sold, 10% more than in the same period in 2013.
With the sale of 4,797 new vehicles between January and April 2014, Toyota ranks as the best-selling car brand in the country. In second place is Hyundai, with 3,245 units and in in third place Kia, with 2,917 vehicles sold.
In 2013 61.815 vehicles entered the country having a total value of $540 million, with Toyota, Kia and Honda being the three most imported brands.
In 2013 vehicle imports into Guatemala fell by 5.5% compared to total imports in 2012, going from $570 million to $540 million (CIF value), according to a report prepared by the Department of Commercial Intelligence at CentralAmericaDATA.COM.
Between January and October 2013 car dealers sold 46,983 new vehicles, more than the 6,379 cars sold in the same period of 2012.
The top selling brands include Hyundai, Toyota and Kia. The first had a growth of 9% between January and October, while Toyota and Kia sales increased by 23% and 35% respectively, compared with the previous year.
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