Economic growth and positive consumer sentiment helped drive June’s depreciation rates to the lowest levels seen in five years, according to Black Book.
The average price for a used 2013-2017 model year vehicle fell 1.2% in June. Broken down by segment, car segment values were down 1.6% while truck segment values were down 1.0%.
On a 12-month basis, overall vehicle values declined 13.9%, compared to the typical 16% to 18% depreciation seen annually, noted Black Book.
Widely used segments among fleets such as full-sized vans, compact vans, full-size pickups, and compact pickups all performed well during the month.
Compact van values were up 0.3% on a month-over-month basis to $10,998; on a 12-month basis average values for the segment were down 5.0%, the lowest rate among all vehicle segments.
Full-size van values were down 0.5% to $17,621 on a month-over-month basis; on a 12-month basis, values for the segment were down 7.2%.
Both full-size and compact pickup values were down 0.2% on a month-over-month basis at $24,364 and $22,188, respectively. On a 12-month basis, full-size pickup values were down 9.4% while small pickup values were down 9.1%.
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