Wholesale used car values declined by 5.9% in March as external economic pressures, the cost-of-living squeeze and the ramifications of the conflict in Ukraine ensured a “tougher” market for retailers.
Stuart Pearson, the chief operating officer at remarketing giant BCA, said that the start of April has realised fears that the expectations of buyers and sellers were “drifting apart” after it saw the average used car sold for £9,340 last month – down by £595 month-on-month.
尽管三月的平均水平在2021年3月的平均水平上增长了17.3％（1,391英镑） - 当英国从上一届Covid-19锁定期开始出现时，皮尔逊说：“上个月，我们引起了人们担心卖方和买家冒着漂移风险的担忧在三月份，尽管最初是积极的一步，但现实是，到本月底，一切都再次流失，最后出版的《四月》的最终转变远远超过整体市场所见。”
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同时，汽车交易员数据和见解总监理查德·沃克（Richard Walker）表示suggestions of tumbling used car prices are “unfounded”但承认，上个月其平台的价格仅上涨0.1％，需求正在减轻。
‘Things have got tougher’
Pearson said: “There is no doubt that things have got tougher for used car retailers due to the pressures on consumers’ wallets and that is bound to have an impact in the wholesale sector.
“This is where the value of real-time, daily updated valuation systems can add real ‘pounds’ value and our valuations team have been working closely with our customers to ensure that vehicles are valued in line with market expectations.”
Pearson added: “With March 2022 recording the weakest performance for new car sales since 1998, there is no need for panic as diminished supply should ensure that used values remain fairly resilient, although there is definitely room for some further balanced corrections over the next couple of months.”
BCASearch, Partner Finance Online, MyBCA Selling and Online Proxy Bidding have all received upgrades, delivering a more intuitive and efficient service to help BCA’s customers make better informed and swifter decisions on their trading activity.
“These latest upgrades help our customers control every stage of their interactions with BCA, saving time and driving efficiencies into the digital sales process,” said Pearson.