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Wholesale Vehicles

Online sales of used vehicles in the wholesale market likely exceeded 2 million in 2018, as remarketing technology made it easier for dealers to evaluate, bid, and buy vehicles beyond physical auction locations.

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Wholesale Vehicle Prices Soften in November

Overall average wholesale prices softened in November from a year ago mostly due to 2017 prices that were elevated due to increased demand from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, even though values of former fleet vehicles increased, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Fell 2% in October

The average price for used fleet vehicles fell 2% at auction in October, but remained 6.1% higher than a year ago amid a strong month for wholesale prices, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Rise Incrementally

Wholesale vehicle prices for former fleet vehicles at auction increased 0.8% in May from April and have increased 6.8% from a year ago in a "seasonally strong" market, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Wholesale Prices Down in May, Auction Volume Growing

Wholesale prices for used vehicles up to 8 years old fell 1.7% month-over-month in May, a level that’s typical for this time of year, according to J.D. Power’s June Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines. Auction volume up 12% month-over-month, 2.6% year-over-year.

Full-Size Vans Holding Resale Value

Three-year-old full-size vans retained the most value among trucks, vans, and SUVs in the wholesale used vehicle market, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Used Cars Continue to Thrive at Auctions

For the sixth week in a row, the car segment has realized lower depreciation than the truck segment, according to Black Book’s March 12 Market Insights report.