Samoa used car market

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, is an Oceania country, encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Being a developing nation, the market is not competitive and is efficient. Large numbers of used vehicles from Japan are imported by the country every year. The slow growth of new market contributed to continued growth in the used car market.

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Since the prices of vehicles are very high, people are moving towards more feasible option to own a vehicle. Nowadays, people prefer to buy used vehicles as one gets a quality vehicle at reasonable rates. The reason that people are attracted towards used vehicles is that one gets a good vehicle at cost price around 50% less than that of new ones. Even the duties on used vehicles are less than that of on new vehicles.

The numbers of vehicles in the country are rising gradually. In the year 2003, there were around 6,400 passenger cars and 6,700 commercial vehicles in the country. Purchasing a vehicle online is quite popular in Samoa as there are limited numbers of automobile brands in the country in comparison to the world. Toyota Motors being a most trustworthy maker is the most selling brands in the country.

Samoa allows the importation of only right-hand drive vehicles. Used vehicles above the age of 12 years are not allowed to ship in Samoa. All vehicles inspected in the country are subjected to inspection and undergoes disinfection if the vehicle found contaminated. There are certain rules and regulations that are necessary to follow in order to import the vehicle in a legal manner.

There are huge opportunities for used vehicle exporters to invest in the Samoan market, as the used car market in the country is stable and growing with a rapid pace. With the increase in demand for vehicles, there are ample chances for small and big businesses to make a fortune.

Statistics:-
Population-1,92,837
Used vehicles imported statistics for last 5 years:

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
1,106 832 479 450 967

Shipping Information:-
Freight rate-
0-14 m3 – US $ 170
14-20 m3- US $ 170
Major port- port Apia

Popular used car models:-
Toyota Corolla, Toyota Allion, Toyota Premio, Nissan Bluebird Sylphy, Toyota Noah, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Voxy, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Toyoace, Toyota Land cruiser Prado

Summary:-
Japanese used cars are popular around the Globe because of their reliability and quality. Like in other countries, Japanese used vehicles are popular in Samoa also. Many Samoans choose to buy second-hand vehicles from Japan as buying from Japan is an easy process. Plus, one could get a better quality vehicle at cheaper rates. There are huge opportunities for used vehicle exporters to invest in the Samoan market, as the used car market in the country is stable and growing with a rapid pace.

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