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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.

New Vehicle Sales Down 2.3% in April

U.S. new-vehicle dealers sold 1,328,649 cars and light trucks in April, a 2.3% year-over-year decline and a full 3% loss to start the year compared with the first four months of 2018.

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.

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.