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Fleet and lease used car values hit record high at BCA in April

BCA Pulse April 2018

Average fleet and lease used car values hit a record high at BCA in April as demand drove rising prices.

Its BCA Pulse report found the average value for an ex-fleet and lease car hit £11,137, £15 higher than the previous month, while retained value against original MRP (manufacturers' retail price) fell slightly to 44.08%.

Year-on-year values were up by £664 (6.3%) as age and mileage declined.

Fleet/ Lease

Avg Age (months)

Avg Mileage

Avg Value

Sales vs MRP

Apr 2017

38.08

41,058

£10,473

42.87%

Apr 2018

38.58

39,340

£11,137

44.08%

 

The headline average value declined to £9,584, a fall of £84 (0.8%) caused by a changing model mix as dealer volumes increased. Year-on-year, average values were up £494 (5.4%).

Stuart Pearson, BCA COO UK remarketing, said: “Buyer demand was high and conversion rates stayed strong in April, despite the diversions of the Easter holidays and some unseasonably poor weather.

"Professional buyers remain very active, reflecting the strong retail demand that has been widely reported.

“While demand traditionally softens into the summer months, we are continuing to see inventory, attendance and bidding activity at increased levels and therefore we anticipate that average values will remain stable, driven by the high quality of stock that we offer.”

 



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