Guatemala auto sales down in tandem with slowdown in economy

Sales of automobiles in Guatemala in the first four months of the year were 6.3 percent down on the same period of 2007, in tandem with a slowdown in the economy.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors said 10,910 units were sold from January through March, down from 11,645 in the 2007 period.

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