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We’ve read the report, so you don’t have to! Here are the key takeaways, you need to know… 

  • Sales of used cars were down -12% year-on-year in July based on stock removed from Auto Trader. This movement, although negative, is versus a strong used car market in 2021 and represents a slight improvement on previous months. However, supply remains a major factor.
  • Despite the rising cost-of-living pushing consumer confidence to all-time lows, demand for used cars remains resilient versus pre-pandemic levels.
    Limited new car supply is impacting total lead volumes but adjusting for the drop in supply indicates the average new car advert in July generated 30% more leads than last year.
  • July’s used car prices were up by 19.5% on a year-on-year and like-for-like basis, again slowing following a year of record used car values.
  • Used car values remain around £1.8k higher than they would have otherwise been in ‘normal’ market conditions.
  • Used car prices were up by 0.2% in July versus June, highlighting the underlying stability in the market. This increase is in line with previous years and reflects more normalised seasonal trends.

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