This record growth contrasts with the increase of only 5% in sales of computers, laptops and netbooks.
The president of the Union of IT Businesses, Barreondo Manuel said that maintaining this growth rate, they will end the year with a total of 80,000 tablets sold.
"In the local market there are at least eight competing brands, including: the iPad from Apple, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and others from Asia including Titan, Coby and Epro as well as the CybertechPAD by Surtidora de Alta Tecnología (SAT.
Berreondo points out that the high sales lie in the prices being offered, ranging from Q9 thousand ($1,145) for an iPad to Q900 ($115) for a CybertechPAD", reports Elperiodico.com.gt.
In Guatemala, the national company Cybertech sells 2,500 tablets a month, exporting them to El Salvador and Honduras, where they report to lead sales.
The Surtidora de Alta Tecnología (SAT) is the creator of the first Guatemalan tablet, the CybeTech CT Pad 8003, which is assembled in China, and which has established itself as a favorite in the local market for its price and quality, reported Siglo21.com.gt.
The establishment of shopping centers and big chain restaurants marks the increase of purchasing power of consumers.
The southwestern region of the country accounts for 21% of national consumption, the highest proportion after the metropolitan area which represents 27%. The central area of the country concentrates only 12%.