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VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2016


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Signs of the traditional Spring tax-season market appeared in March, as average wholesale prices rose both on an sequential and annual basis. Yet price softening driven by supply growth remains a visible undercurrent as totals and averages are broken down into model class, sale type and age buckets. Watch the latest Kontos Kommentary video below:...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for February 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for February 2016


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Average wholesale used vehicle prices were down in February compared to January, which is anomalous to the normal seasonal tendency as the spring tax refund season kicks in, and is another indication that cumulative supply increases are continuing to cause prices to soften. Watch the latest Kontos Kommentary video below: To read the entire Kontos...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2016


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Though seasonally up from December, wholesale price trends in January were bifurcated, as truck prices showed year-over-year price increases, while car and crossover prices fell on a year-over-year basis. With gasoline approaching the dollar-per-gallon range in some parts of the country, this should come as no major surprise. But, with the exception of pickups and...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for December 2015

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for December 2015


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2015 was largely a year when strong retail used vehicle and CPO demand, benign new vehicle incentive activity, and the embrace of upstream as well as traditional auction processes among remarketers diluted the usual negative impact of growing supply on wholesale values. Further masking that impact was the displacement of off-rental program vehicle volume that...
November 2015 Kontos Kommentary

November 2015 Kontos Kommentary


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In November, average wholesale prices were up on a month-over-month basis and essentially flat on a year-over-year basis, but as in previous months, the uptick was largely driven by truck prices. Off-rental units showed price gains, but these gains are deceiving, as manufacturers and rental sellers reduced “conversion rates” (i.e., units sold as a percentage...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2015

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2015


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As in September, October average wholesale prices were driven up largely by upticks in truck prices. Still, wholesale values were solid in most model year and sale type categories, with the exceptions being off-rental risk and off-lease vehicles. The off-rental risk price declines were driven mostly by higher mileage vehicles, while the off-lease price softness...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2015

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2015


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In the latest Kontos Kommentary, I provide a brief overview of September 2015’s numbers and share insights regarding the state of wholesale used vehicle prices. I hope you enjoy watching. Summary Average wholesale used vehicle prices were relatively flat in September, as car prices fell while truck prices rose in light of low fuel prices....
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2015

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2015


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I’ve been overwhelmed with positive feedback since launching Kontos Kommentary on video and want to thank our readers and viewers for the kind comments. Our latest video covers not only the August results, but also our 2015 midyear review edition of Pulse. I hope you find the content valuable and insightful. Summary Average wholesale used...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2015

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2015


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For more than a decade, ADESA Analytical Services has provided timely, comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the used vehicle market and vehicle remarketing industry in North America. As we continue to leverage new and improved ways to present our findings and insights, I’m very pleased to introduce the very first Kontos Kommentary video report. Summary...