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Kontos: Strong Truck Values Drive 3.3% Increase in Wholesale Prices in June

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.

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Wholesale Used Car Prices Dipped in June, Kontos Reports

Average wholesale used vehicle prices fell significantly in June relative to May, though they remained higher than year-ago levels, according to ADESA’s Chief Economist Tom Kontos.

Wholesale Used-Car Prices Down Slightly in December, Kontos Reports

Average wholesale used-vehicle prices fell modestly in December but remained up on a year-over-year basis, according to a report from ADESA’s Chief Economist Tom Kontos.

October Wholesale Prices Reveal Market Softness

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.

Wholesale Prices Decline in August

In August, prices were down on a year-over-year basis for the first time since the beginning of 2014, part of a softening trend in wholesale prices.

February Wholesale Prices Down From January

Tom Kontos reported this week that wholesale used-vehicle prices in February averaged $9,839, down compared to January.

Strong Demand Buoys Wholesale Prices in November, Kontos Reports

Strong retail demand continued to buoy wholesale used-vehicle prices in November, as average prices rose on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis.

Wholesale Prices Up in October, Kontos Reports

Average wholesale prices in October partially reversed from the declines recorded during the previous month, reports ADESA Analytical Services’ chief economist.

Wholesale Prices Continued to Fall in May, Kontos Reports

The year-over-year drops in wholesale prices in February, March and April continued in May, with wholesale prices dropping 2.8 percent vs. April and 4.5 percent from a year ago.

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Kontos: Wholesale Prices Rise in December

According to ADESA’s Tom Kontos, wholesale used-vehicle prices rose by 3.1 percent in December vs. November.

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