Historically, the first week of May is an exciting time for new model year launches and an increase of lease returns in the auction lanes. This year, like the past 2 years, has been plagued with microchip shortages and supply chain issues causing a significant reduction in both new inventory production and used lease and fleet returns in the wholesale market.
May 10, 2022
The seasonally adjusted Retention Index went down to 185.4 points in April 2022 as high gas prices strengthen some segments and weaken others.
May 5, 2022
The Used Retail Days-to-Turn Estimate has continued to drop over the last few weeks and remains below 36 days.
May 4, 2022
The car market continued its ascent last week, with the rate of gain accelerating to 0.23%, larger than the typical increase for this time of year.
April 26, 2022
The big picture has not changed much from last month to now; overall prices are increasing, but by much smaller amounts than we have seen since the pandemic began a little over two years ago.
April 21, 2022
Higher gas prices are affecting the demand for trucks and SUVs – almost all the non-luxury crossover / SUV and pickup segments of all ages are depreciating at an accelerating rate, while non-luxury car segments are appreciating.
April 19, 2022
The Estimated Average Weekly Sales Rate decreased a little last week to 67%, with sellers holding firm to floor pricing.
April 12, 2022
The seasonally adjusted Retention Index went down to 187.7 points in March 2022 as modified Spring arrives late.
April 6, 2022
As we moved into March, the Wholesale Weekly Price Index continued to decline and is now just below the 2019 trend line, around 0.97.
April 5, 2022
While there are new stories of supply chain disruptions popping up daily, it is evident that some new inventory is hitting franchise dealers’ lots as more off-lease vehicles make their way to the auction lanes.
March 29, 2022
Franchise dealers have started noticeably competing against large independent dealers for desirable units, but rental partners have really shown their dominance in many lanes, especially for cleaner, low-mileage vehicles.
March 22, 2022
Overall market declines continued last week, but the rate of declined lessened.
March 15, 2022
Declines in wholesale prices continued last week, despite an improvement in conversion rates.
March 8, 2022
Seasonally adjusted Retention Index down to 193.0 points in February of 2022 as questions about the strength of the upcoming Spring market remain.
March 3, 2022
Wholesale market declines continued last week, but the pace is starting to slow down.
March 1, 2022