The Motorcycle Market in Costa Rica

Increased demand and easier financing facilities provided by the motorcycle distributors are driving sales in an increasingly competitive market.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The motorcycle market in Costa Rica has added new participants in the last three years, during which imports of these vehicles went up by 30%.

During 2014, "the Directorate General of Customs, at the Ministry of Finance registered the import of 39,475 motorcycles, just 13% less than what was purchased in 2008, before the global economic recession started and one of the peak sales moments in this market."

An example of the interest in this market is the "chain of spare parts for vehicles called Gigante, which has been selling its own brand Moto Formula (Chinese made) in its nine branches for the last five years."

"According to Gregorio Lopez, marketing manager at the company, in the first year an average of 50 units were sold per month. Today, the figure is 350 per month and the plan is to reach 400 this year, according".

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With the entry of the Colombian brand AKT the motorcycle market in the country is diversifying and growing.

Unicomer Group, owner of the stores Gollo and La Curacao, will start selling AKT motorcycles, owned by the Colombian group.

Eduardo Córdoba, corporate business manager at Unicomer Group told "It's a new line of business, part of Unicomer Group's strategy, and responds to the regional market situation in Costa Rica where we detected an opportunity to meet the needs of a customer segment that has evolved in its consumption habits. "

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