Costa Rica: Motorcycle Imports Keep Growing

In the last four years motorcycle sales grew by 25%, and at the end of this year the industry expects to register 70,000 new units.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 reports that "... Figures from the Association of Motorcycle Importers and Allied Workers (AIMA) indicate that in 2006 approximately 10,000 motorcycles were registered per year, by the end of 2016 the projection is that 70,000 new units will have been registered." 

Gilberth Porras, an AIMA representative said that "... 'The national infrastructure has a very steep backlog and constant traffic jams have led to an energization of the motorcycle industry. In addition, facilities to acquire a motorcycle have made sales increase'. He went on to state that the market will reach sales levels of 100,000 motorcycles a year in the coming years. " 

Data from the report Vehicular Fleet in Costa Rica, complied by the Business Intelligence unit at indicates that by the end of 2015, motorcycles accounted for 19% of the total vehicle fleet, with 256 thousand units.

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