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Pre-Owned Values Down 1.4% in November

Black Book reports retained values for used vehicles decreased sharply last month. If the index holds through December, it will end 2019 on a year-over-year decline of nearly 2%.

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Used Trucks Lost More Value Than Sedans in October

Black Book’s latest Used Vehicle Retention Index report shows retained values for light trucks declined at a faster rate than many car segments.

September Depreciation Report Shows 1% Overall Decline

Black Book reports used vehicle values fell by 1% in September, led by declines in the compact van and luxury car categories. Only one segment showed improvement.

Summer’s End Puts Retention Index on Downward Track

‘Market strength is waning’ for used vehicles after a strong summer, a trend that is likely to continue through the end of the year, according to the latest report from Black Book.

Hot August: Subcompacts Lead 1.4% Gain in Retained Values

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index shows a 1.4% month-over-month increase in August, a month in which all but a few pre-owned segments showed improvement.

Black Book: Retained Values Flat in July

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index showed no change overall from June to July, but a closer look reveals ‘very clear trends’ in several key segments.

Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June

Black Book analysts say full-size vans and premium sports cars helped used-vehicle values start summer on a strong note, ticking up 0.6% from May to finish at 115 in June.

Black Book: Retention Index Up for First Time Since October

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index registered its first monthly gain of the year, ticking up to 114.4 in May. But analysts warn waning demand could follow a strong end to the spring selling season.

Black Book: Used Values Decline for Fifth Straight Month

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index registered at 113.6 in April, 1.4% higher than it was a year ago but 0.2% lower than in March.

Black Book: Retention Index Down 0.6% in March

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index slipped again in March but showed a 1.7% year-over-year gain heading into April, when analysts expect the spring selling season to begin in earnest.