Mozambique used car market

Mozambique used car market

Mozambique used car market


With every passing day, the popularity of Japanese used vehicles is increasing. Japanese vehicles are famous for their reliability, comfort and durability. Almost every country in the world import used vehicle from Japan. Likewise, most cars in Mozambique are imported from Japan only. Large numbers of second hand cars can be seen on the roads of Mozambique. This southern African country has witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of cars on the roads in recent years. The local market of Mozambique is good enough, thus sales of used vehicle are quite good in the country.

The market demand resistant, reasonable transport solutions, hence many Japanese used cars are imported into the country. There is huge demand for Japanese vehicles in the country. Buyers prefer to import Japanese vehicles as they gets a quality vehicle at most reasonable rates. Toyota Motors is the clear market leader in the country, with Hilux topping the model sales chart. Car makers such as Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Mazda are also making their way in the country.


During last few years, Mozambique witnesses the increase in the purchase of used vehicles via the internet. Many Mozambicans prefer to buy used vehicles through online portals. Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and all used vehicles from Japan are imported in Mozambique through Maputo port, however sometimes Durban port in South Africa is considered as well for vehicle importation in Mozambique. No age restriction is there on vehicles imported in Mozambique. Right-hand drive vehicles are allowed to be imported with the exception to special vehicles like ambulances etc.


Vehicles imported in Mozambique are inspected by Intertek institution in order to check whether or not the imported vehicle match up with the country’s regulations in which it is imported. Also apply for the MOZ number at the Intertek office at Maputo along with the Invoice carrying the engine number of the vehicle.


For every 1000 people in Mozambique there are 16 vehicles. There has been a continuous increase in the numbers of vehicles in the country. For instance, in 2012 the numbers of registered vehicles in Mozambique were 53,154, whereas in 2013 the number increased to 486,920. The automobile sector of Mozambique is growing at a faster rate, giving opportunities for automobile makers to invest in the country. The importation cost in the country is not very much, thus many used vehicles are imported into the country, mainly from Asian makers.



Even though, the Mozambique automobile industry is still weak, the market is growing, supported by growing incomes, improving urban infrastructure. The infrastructural development in Mozambique is also contributing towards the growing demand for vehicles in the country. There has been an industrial demand for commercial vehicles in the country. It has been forecasted that in 2015, there would be an increment of 22.4% in passenger vehicles, and 12% in the commercial vehicle segment. The country has all ingredients for development and growth of strong automobile market.


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