Car Batteries: Business with South Korea Rising
Jul-1-21 | During 2020, Central American imports of vehicle batteries totaled $211 million, and purchases from Korean companies increased by 27% over 2019.
Tender for $5 Million in Water Tanker Truck Rentals
Jun-28-21 | The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados tenders potable water delivery services on demand via tanker truck rental, which will be distributed nationwide.
Light Trucks: $141 Million in Regional Purchases
Jun-24-21 | During 2020, Central American countries imported light trucks for $141 million, and 60% was purchased by companies in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Tires: Purchases Down 13% in 2020
Jun-21-21 | During last year, Central American companies bought new tires abroad for $402 million, a figure that is 13% lower than what was reported in 2019.
Vehicles: Which Brands Control the Market?
Jun-8-21 | During the first months of 2021, 20% of the automobile-type vehicles circulating on the streets of Central American countries were Honda, Mazda, Chevrolet and Ford brands, while of the total number of light-duty vehicles, Isuzu, Hyundai and Hino accounted for 10%.
Tender for Vehicles in Costa Rica
Jun-8-21 | Costa Rican Social Security Fund tenders the supply of pick up, microbus, ambulance and truck type vehicles.
New Normal: Chinese Tires Increase in Prices
May-21-21 | As a result of the shortage of tires and the increase in the cost of maritime freight, Costa Rican importers of Chinese tires estimate that prices in the local market have increased about 40% in recent months.
Growing Interest in Hybrid Vehicles
May-11-21 | During the first four months of 2021, interest in hybrid vehicles, as evidenced by the number of Internet searches and mentions in conversations in the digital environment, increased in all Central American markets.
Vehicles and Machinery: How to Measure Potential Markets?
May-6-21 | Accurately calculating the vehicle fleet or estimating the number of specialized machines and tractors used in certain areas is useful information for companies dedicated to the sale of accessories and spare parts to make the right decisions.
Automotive Repair Centers: Location Potential
May-5-21 | Honda Center, a service shop located in Guatemala City's Zone 10, has a potential market of 93 thousand consumers between the ages of 25 and 60 years old, of which 66% are interested in vehicle-related topics, within a 15-minute drive.
Motorcycles in Central America: $237 Million in Business
Apr-14-21 | From January to September 2020, motorcycle imports in the region totaled $237 million, 11% less than in the same period of 2019, a drop explained by the behavior of purchases from El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica.
Car Batteries: Business with South Korea Increasing
Apr-8-21 | From January to September 2020, Central American imports of vehicle batteries totaled $155 million, and purchases from Korean companies increased 27% compared to the same period in 2019.
Filling Stations: New Investment in Costa Rica
Mar-29-21 | On March 19, Metalub began operating a new Filling Station located in Walmart Escazu, an establishment with 285 square meters of floor space.
Vehicles: New Competitor in Costa Rica
Mar-10-21 | Corporacion de Industria Automotriz de Beijing, which opened a dealership in La Uruca, San José, expects to sell between 800 and 1,000 vehicles of different types in the next three years.
SUVs: Interest and Consumers in the region
Feb-26-21 | At the beginning of 2021 in Costa Rica and El Salvador, interest in this type of vehicle reported a clear rebound, in contrast to the situation registered in Guatemala, Panama and the Dominican Republic, markets in which Internet searches decreased.
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