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June 9, 2017

Used Vehicle Depreciation Accelerates in May

Used vehicle prices experienced a reversal in May, falling 1.2% from the previous month, according to Black Book.

May 15, 2017

Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation

Used vehicles increased 0.4% in value in April, as buyers boosted the value of smaller cars, which have begun to shrug off several years of heavier declines, according to Black Book.

March 8, 2017

Used Vehicles See Lighter Depreciation in February

Two- to six-year old vehicles depreciated 0.8% in February, with trucks and vans showing relative strength, while luxury and sporty cars again fell hardest, especially when compared to year-ago values, according to Black Book.

March 1, 2017

Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

February 10, 2017

Pickups Show Lowest January Depreciation

Small and large pickups were among the top performing segments in January with a 1.1% depreciation rate among two- to six-year-old vehicles sold in auction lanes, according to Black Book.

January 5, 2017

Used Vehicle Values Stabilize in December

Depreciation trends stabilized to close out 2016, with depreciation rates for all cars and trucks falling into seasonal patterns.

December 9, 2016

Used Vehicle Values Weakened in November

Five model years of used vehicles depreciated 2.3% in November, which showed a slight improvement from October and remained in line with the typical weakening of values at this time of year, according to Black Book data.

November 4, 2016

Depreciation Bites Harder in October, Black Book Says

Depreciation for 1- to 5-year-old vehicles saw a significant increase to 2.9% for October from the 2.3% September rate with passenger cars seeing greater weakness, according to Black Book.

October 20, 2016

Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.

September 8, 2016

Car Depreciation Accelerates in August, Trucks Steady

Rising car depreciation put a drag on used vehicle sales, which fell in value significantly more sharply in August compared to July and August from a year ago, according to Black Book.

August 9, 2016

Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July

Used vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years depreciated 1.5% in July, a slight improvement over June's 1.7% depreciation rate, reports Black Book.

July 27, 2016

Most Used-Vehicle Segments Decline at Steady Rate

Most used-vehicle segments are showing a steady rate, according to Black Book's most recent market report. Overall car values decreased by 0.53% during the past week. During the previous four weeks, the average depreciation rate was 0.43%.

July 11, 2016

Used Vehicles Depreciate 1.7% in June

The average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated 1.7% in June, following light depreciation in May. These vehicles fell 15.4% in value from year-ago-levels, according to Black Book.

June 6, 2016

Used Vehicle Depreciation Dips in May

Used vehicle values from the 2010 to 2014 model years fell 0.5% in May from April levels with cars showing a slightly higher depreciation rate than trucks, according to Black Book.

May 6, 2016

April Vehicle Depreciation Goes Negative

Rising used vehicle depreciation pulled average April values into the red in a month that's typically the last strong month of the spring season, according to Black Book.

April 26, 2016

Used Truck, Full-Size Van Prices Weaken

Black Book has new data that shows truck segments may be feeling additional pricing pressure, resulting in many trucks not holding their values as well as in previous years.

April 12, 2016

Vehicle Depreciation Accelerating in 2016

Used vehicles depreciated an average of 3.6% in the first quarter compared to 0.6% in 2015 in a signal of sharper depreciation, but values improved in March over January and February levels, according to Black Book.

March 9, 2016

SUVs, Mid-Size Cars Lead February Residual Values

Full-size pickups led vehicle depreciation in February, while mid-size cars, full-size cars, and utility vehicles held their value best, according to Black Book.

February 5, 2016

Large SUVs Soar, Compact Vans Sink at January Auctions

Used Full-Size SUVs depreciated the least, while compact vans and Subcompact Luxury CUVs fell hardest in the auction lanes during January, according to Black Book's monthly report.

January 13, 2016

Cars Depreciate 18.2% in 2015, Trucks Stay Hot

The wholesale used-vehicle market finished 2015 stronger than expected with an average 13.2% depreciation rate for used vehicles two to six years old and trucks retaining their value 9% better than passenger cars on average.



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