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Ex-fleet and lease car values hit record high at BCA in March

BCA Pulse March 2018

Values for ex-fleet and lease cars sold at BCA in March hit a new record of £11,122 as demand increased.

Prices improved £330 (3%) over the month with retained value against original MRP (manufacturers retail price) improving by a percentage point to reach 44.22%.

Year-on-year values were up £667 (6.3%), with age static and mileage declining.

Fleet/ lease

Avg age (months)

Avg mileage

Avg value

Sales vs MRP

Mar 2017

38.65

40,803

£10,455

43.39%

Mar 2018

38.86

39,575

£11,122

44.22%

 

Overall, average used car values at BCA rose £170 (1.7%) compared to February, as buyers competed strongly for stock in March.

BCA’s Pulse Report shows that average used car values are up by £818 (9.2%) compared to a year ago, with average age and mileage continuing to reduce.

The headline figure of £9,668 is the second highest on record and BCA’s data shows used car values have been rising steadily during 2018, reflecting both the richer mix of cars available at BCA and the sustained level of demand from buyers.

Stuart Pearson, BCA MD UK remarketing, said: “Buyer demand was strong in March, resulting in average values reaching record levels and excellent conversion rates around the 24-strong BCA network.

"Reflecting seasonal patterns, we saw greater volumes from both fleet/lease and dealer part-exchange sources and this uplift is likely to continue in the weeks ahead.”

“With Easter now behind us, we expect demand to be maintained well into April as professional buyers compete for stock. 

"Retail used car activity is reportedly very strong, as buyers look for good value used cars and that is being helped by the increased availability of finance in the used sector.”

 



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