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Manheim Market Insights Series: Episode 3

Welcome to the monthly Manheim Market Insights update. This monthly video is content offered by Kevin Chartier, vice president of Manheim Market Insights. In this video, Chartier shares a few of his thoughts on what we are seeing in the used wholesale and retail markets; all through the wide lens of data available from Cox … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: November 21

Retail sales growth accelerated in October and was stronger than expected. Adjusted for inflation, retail sales were up slightly from a year ago. Residential construction slowed again in October, with single-family activity driving much of the decline. Existing home sales declined in October for the ninth straight month. Initial jobless claims declined in the latest … Continued

Cox Automotive Monthly Industry Update Video Series – Episode 7

The Cox Automotive Monthly Industry Update is produced by the Cox Automotive Economic and Industry Insights team with the goal of providing a holistic look at the auto industry’s performance each month in video format.  In Episode 7, Cox Automotive Executive Analyst Michelle Krebs is joined by Research Manager Rebecca Rydzewski, Research Manager Quentin Wallace … Continued

Service Activity Increases While Revenue Sees Modest Decline in October, according to Xtime Metrics

Service activity increased while service revenue decreased slightly at U.S. franchised dealerships in October, according to the latest Cox Automotive analysis of Xtime metrics. The Repair Order Volume Index increased modestly, while the Repair Order Revenue Index slipped slightly to just below the record high set in September. The monthly Xtime volume and revenue metrics … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices See Modest Increase in First Half of November

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 0.4% from October in the first 15 days of November. The mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index rose to 200.7, which was down 13.7% from the full month of November 2021. The non-adjusted price change in the first half of November was a … Continued

Average Used-Vehicle Asking Price Falls to Lowest Level Since April

Used-vehicle asking prices fell throughout the month of October to their lowest average since April as inventory matches pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 2.44M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Oct. 31, 2022 51 Days’ Supply $27,564 Average Listing Price 70,113 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold … Continued

A Breakdown of U.S. Auto Industry Performance in October with Charlie Chesbrough

CBT News, Nov. 16, 2022 – New-vehicle sales volume has been stuck around the 1.1 million mark for several months. On today’s Inside Automotive, Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist and senior director of industry automotive of Cox Automotive, shares his take on how the U.S auto industry fared in October of 2022. “The October sales were a … Continued

New-Vehicle Inventory Rebounds in October for Most Brands

New-vehicle inventory closed October at its highest level since May 2021, and prices stayed high, according to Cox Automotive’s analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. Over the past three months, all but four major brands have seen an increase in inventory. The question is: Will demand keep up with supply? “The supply situation in the … Continued

New-Vehicle Affordability Declines Again in October, Monthly Payment Hits Another Record High

New-vehicle affordability declined again in October with auto loan rates reaching a 20-year high as prices increased slightly, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index. The number of median weeks of income needed to purchase the average new vehicle in October increased to 42.8 weeks from an upwardly revised 42.6 weeks in September. … Continued

Estimated Monthly Used-Vehicle SAAR and Volume

Total used-vehicle sales in October are estimated to be near 2.8 million units, down 14% from October 2021. The seasonally adjusted annual rate, or SAAR, is estimated to have finished near 35.0 million, down from last October’s 40.7 million level but above September’s downwardly revised 33.8 million pace. Used retail sales were also estimated to … Continued