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Monthly News, March

Used Market Place Trade Talk The month of February provided yet more excellent trading conditions at the used markets. A continued lack of direct-from-fleet stock continues, certainly in the LCV markets, although there is intelligence that suggests the car market will start to fill up with stock now. As reported in previous months, much of the flow of used car

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Monthly News, January

Used Market Place Trade Talk January started out very well indeed this year, with trading right from the word go. This is unusual as the trade normally take about 3 weeks to normalise their buying patterns and get back to market. But talking to some traders it appears that the retail forecourts have been very busy over the Christmas break

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Monthly News, December

Used Market Place Trade Talk The markets remained much the same as last month, with commercial vehicles selling really well, but the car market remains a struggle. The retail demand has not returned this month to the forecourts, with half term being an extremely quiet trading period. Therefore trade at auctions has been, consequentially very quiet too. And there is

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Monthly News, October

Used Market Place Trade Talk The September markets provided little in the way of change, at least for the first 2 weeks, with some quiet trading going on around the country. But by the 3rd week of the month, prices were beginning to rise on stock that is scarce. In particular LCV stock remains in short supply; indeed according to

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Monthly News – June 2014

Headlines Market remains stable Car stocks still too high, driven by volume returns from dealers Mass market product struggles to sell Different stock will sell well Book Values must drop LCV stock now growing at market but sales remain healthy Large panel vans very popular indeed Vivaro remains very popular at market 4×4 Sales now poor, all values down in

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Used Vehicle Marketplace Trade Talk

The used vehicle markets have quietened down considerably this month. With the ‘extended’ holiday period this year, both footfall at the forecourt, and therefore demand at auction have fallen away rapidly at market this month, with more stock now also turning up. As a consequence there could be a small period over April and May where prices will harden slightly,

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