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Used Values Decline for Fifth Straight Month

Black Book's Used Vehicle Retention Index fell to 113.6 in April, a 0.2% decline from March. Despite the index now falling for five straight months, it is still 1.4% higher than the 112 registered a year ago.

Weekly Values Show Spring Bounce Continues

Overall car segment values last week were up 0.29%, compared to up 0.25% the week before. Overall truck segment values were up 0.19% last week, compared to a decline of 0.01% the week before.

2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15%

Black Book analysts forecast an annual depreciation rate of 15% in 2019 as the supply of used cars and trucks increases, up from a "noticeably strong" 12.4% depreciation rate in 2018.

Black Book's Retention Index Down 0.6% in March

Valuation and forecast solutions provider Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index registered 113.8 for March, a 0.6% decline from February (114.5) but a 1.7% improvement from March 2018 (112.0).