Tagged Wholesale Prices

Wholesale Prices Softening Despite YOY Increase in June, Kontos Says

Average wholesale prices in June were down vs. June but up vs. a year ago. A drill down into the data, however, reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sales type, vehicle age, model class, and mileage, KAR Chief Economist Tom Kontos said today.

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Used Vehicle Values Decline 4.5% in Past Year

Black Book's June Used Vehicle Retention Index that measures wholesale values increased 0.7 to 113 from the May level. The index has declined 4.5% in the past 12 months.

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Holiday Weekend Keeps Wholesale Values Steady

Increased demand at dealer lots during the Fourth of July weekend kept wholesale depreciation at stable levels compared the week before, according to Black Book’s Market Insights report for July 11.

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Used Vehicle Values Keep Climbing Higher, Manheim Says

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index hit a record high for the second consecutive month, as wholesale used-vehicle prices rose 1.1% month over month in June. The increase brought the Index to 129.3, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

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Values Stabilize After Month-Long Car Decline

Wholesale cars that have been depreciating at roughly double the rate of trucks in the past month have stabilized in the past week, according to Black Book’s June 26 Market Insights report.

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Small Cars Struggle Amid Low Fuel Prices

As gas prices have continued to decline, smaller vehicles — in both the car and truck segments — have also seen an accelerated rate of depreciation, according to Black Book’s June 19 Market Insights report.

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Used Pickups See Weekly Values Rise

Small pickups and sporty cars were the top performing vehicles in their respective segments last week, according to Black Book’s Market Insights June 12 report.

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As Small Crossovers Thrive, Small Cars Falter

As the small crossover segment continued to thrive, sub-compact and compact car values continued their steady decline last week, according to Black Book’s June 5 Market Insights report.

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Accelerating Car Depreciation Reverses Recent Strength

The rate of depreciation among car segments continued to accelerate last week, particularly among mid-size, full-size, and subcompact cars, according to Black Book’s May 29 Market Insights report.

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Small Car Values Decline as Summer Approaches

As the market approaches the tail end of the spring season, wholesale values for both cars and trucks are on the decline, according to Black Book’s May 22 Market Insights Report.

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