Used LCV prices up 17.2% on Q1 as average mileage falls

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Sellers paid “sturdy cash” for used LCVs in good situation in Q2.

In keeping with Aston Barclay’s market insights report costs rose in Q2 by 17.2% (£1,442) from Q1 helped by a fall in common mileage from 102,933 to 94,000 miles and a constant common age of 61.3 months.

Public sale conversion charges had been working persistently excessive at 75% regardless of indicators that used volumes had been growing on the again of improved new automobile manufacturing.

Sellers had been extra selective about bidding on autos with harm and what they had been ready to pay. With extra used volumes steadily coming into the market Aston Barclay stated that it has turn into “crucial” that vendor reserves replicate the change in market circumstances, notably on broken autos.

Q2 additionally noticed the impact of upper rates of interest on some smaller companies who grew to become extra cautious when shopping for substitute or extra used LCVs to guard their cashflow. This has helped improve demand for used inventory with full-service histories and in good situation as SMEs deliberate to maintain their automobile possession prices underneath management.

“We’re beginning to see a market correction primarily based on used volumes enhancing and demand slowing down as we enter the summer season interval. Add to that used worth guides being out of sync with the market then everyone seems to be having to work more durable to maintain the market transferring. Importantly the market stays steady,” stated Geoff Flood, Aston Barclay’s nationwide LCV supervisor.

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