Average wholesale prices in June were down vs. June but up vs. a year ago. A drill down into the data, however, reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sales type, vehicle age, model class, and mileage, KAR Chief Economist Tom Kontos said this week.
July 17, 2017
While wholesale prices were below year-ago levels for cars, they were up for trucks. The revelation prompts KAR Auction Services' chief economist to revisit a study he began during the industry's first experience with $4 gas back in 2008, when the price gap between trucks and cars closed dramatically.
April 24, 2017
February provided “further concrete evidence of softening” of used-vehicle prices, ADESA's Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.
March 22, 2017
As has been the case for much of the year, average wholesale used-car prices were down on a year-over-year basis. In October, the average wholesale used-vehicle price fell by 1.2% compared to the year before. Trucks, on the other hand, continued to realize year-over-year increases in wholesale prices. Compared to last year, truck prices are up 5.1%.
November 16, 2016
Average wholesale values fell again on a month-over-month basis in June, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis thanks to the continued price strength of trucks, according to ADESA Analytical Services.
July 12, 2016
ADESA’s chief economist says off-rental program vehicles kept wholesale prices artificially high in October. They also masked softness in a market that is facing high incoming supply.
November 12, 2014