‘Encouraging indicators’ from September’s used LCV market


BCA has reported “encouraging indicators” from a used van market which skilled a 1.8% (£177) decline in common wholesale values throughout September.

Common values have been down from £9,864 to £9,687 final month, in response to knowledge from BCA’s remarketing channels.

The downward motion was largely a results of the change in mannequin combine that’s typical right now of yr, as quantity swelled and the delta between the costs of the perfect and fewer fascinating inventory grew, it stated.

Stuart Pearson, chief working officer at BCA, stated: “We’re listening to anecdotal studies from our purchaser clients that retail van gross sales have been comparatively robust in September regardless of the continued financial pressures and the political turmoil of latest weeks that noticed the price of borrowing rise and inflation fee figures at a forty yr excessive.

“September’s LCV market continued to indicate some encouraging indicators with good churn and rising bought volumes.”

Efficiency towards information costs improved for the second month operating, rising to 98.8% over the month.

After LCV values peaked within the final week of August, common weekly LCV values initially fell slipped in September, earlier than climbing steadily week-on-week to almost £10,000 within the ultimate week of the month.

Final week AM reported on rising used van values at Aston Barclay throughout Q3.

Values rose for the primary time this yr throughout the interval after a slight decline in costs throughout the first seven months of the yr, it stated.

The remarketing agency stated that regardless of the common age and mileage of automobiles bought remaining larger than two years in the past, the used van value cap of £8,023 nonetheless smashes the £6,204 cap of Q3 of 2020.

Pearson stated: “Alongside robust ranges of demand for panel vans in each configuration now we have seen rising curiosity in 4×4 double cabs in latest weeks – additional indication of the return of seasonal traits to the LCV sector. 

“While the delta between the costs of the perfect introduced and poorer situation LCVs must be intently managed, at present purchaser and vendor expectations are fairly aligned which is holding inventory turning and entries contemporary.”


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