Automotive business in Central America

In the region there are about 15,000 lubrication centers, spare parts stores and auto mechanics workshops, and about 65% of the stores are in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

An analysis compiled by the Trade Intelligence area at CentralAmericaData provides interesting results on where and who are the stores that provide services related to the automotive sector in Central America.

There are approximately 15,000 stores throughout the region dedicated to repair services, car maintenance and the supply of auto parts and spare parts. Almost 31% is concentrated in Costa Rica, followed by Guatemala, where it is around 20%, and the remaining 49% of the lubrication centers and workshops identified in the study are in the other four countries.

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About 14% of the sale points identified in the region are in Panama, mainly in the Panama province, where about 1,200 establishments operate. It is followed by the province of Chiriqui, where there are about 300 stores working.

Analyzing the number of establishments by brand in the entire region, 20 companies concentrate about 2% of the lubricant centers and workshops that work from Guatemala to Panama.

In Costa Rica the companies Super Baterías, Eurotaller and Repuestos Gigantes have the largest number of service points distributed in the country.

The establishments in Guatemala with the highest number of service points are Llanresa, Vitatrac and Vifrio.

In the case of Panama, the companies Terpel, Dilupa and Eurotaller, are the ones that register the most points.

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CentralAmericaData has a geolocation and identification system for analyzing commercial establishments throughout Central America. The tool allows points of sale to be identified and characterized by geographical areas of influence in each of the locations.

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