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The values of vehicles sold at ADESA auctions from fleet consignors fell 0.6% to $13,309 in October but remain 2.4% higher from a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Global's chief economist.

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Used Fleet Vehicles Fall 1.6% in September

The value of former fleet vehicles sold at physical auctions and through other wholesale channels fell 1.6% in September compared to August but were 0.9% higher than a year ago, according to commentary by KAR Global's chief economist.

Used Fleet Vehicles Fell 1.5% in August

Used fleet vehicles that sold at wholesale fell 1.5% to $13,603 in August from July, but remained up 1.2% when compared to the same month a year ago, according to Tom Kontos, chief economist for KAR Auction Services.

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 2% in June

The average value of used fleet vehicles increased 1.5% to $13,758 in June from May, but remain 4.3% higher than a year ago, according to KAR Auction Services' ADESA unit.

Used Fleet Vehicles Increase 2% in May

Used vehicles from fleet consignors in ADESA sales increased 2% in May to $14,043 and were 5.5% above a year ago, according to monthly commentary from Tom Kontos, chief economist for KAR Auction Services.

Used Fleet Vehicles Increase 4.3% in April

Used vehicles from fleet consignors in ADESA sales increased 4.3% to $13,771 in April compared to March, and were up 4.4% from a year ago, according to monthly commentary from Tom Kontos.

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Rise 2.3% in March

The spring / tax season market uptick helped make March a strong month for used vehicle sales, and late-model sedans from fleet leasing consignors continue to outperform their SUV/CUV counterparts, according to Tom Kontos, KAR's chief economist.

February Used Fleet Values Outpaced Rest of Market

The average sale price for used vehicles from fleet leasing consignors continued to outpace vehicles cosigned to auction by manufacturers and dealers in February, according to Tom Kontos, KAR's chief economist.

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Rise 1.9% in January

The average sale price for used vehicles from fleet leasing consignors increased 1.9% to $12,706 in January from the prior month and 3.9% from January of 2018, according to Tom Kontos, KAR's chief economist.

Online Auction Sales Marched Higher in 2018

Online sales of used vehicles in the wholesale market likely exceeded 2 million in 2018, as remarketing technology made it easier for dealers to evaluate, bid, and buy vehicles beyond physical auction locations.