Auto Trader Retail Price Index

The Auto Trader Retail Price Index provides an overview of the latest price and search data from our marketplace.

Our team of data scientists monitor over 1.9 million vehicles each day, including 90,000 vehicle updates and an average of 19,000 vehicles added or removed from Auto Trader.

Coupled with data from circa 450,000 trade car listings every day, as well as additional retailer forecourts and website data (OEM, fleet and leasing disposal prices and pricing data from over 3,000 car dealership websites and data from major auction houses across the UK), ensuring the Index is an accurate reflection of the live retail market.

Read the monthly market commentary on the Auto Trader Retail Price Index here. 

As of March 2020, the methodology for the Auto Trader Retail Price Index was adapted based on resegmentation of our data. We have regrouped car segments into more meaningful classifications of the different types of vehicles that consumers buy, from an even greater depth of data than before. As we now have a more detailed dataset, we have restated figures for prior periods to reflect the change in methodology.

Auto Trader Retail Price Index

Definitions

Price: the average advertised retail price of a used car seen by Auto Trader

Like-for-like: percentage price changes, after removing the impact of stock mix

Mix growth: percentage of changes in the mix of stock on the marketplace (the types of vehicles entering or leaving the market)

EVs: pure electric vehicles

AFVs: alternatively fuelled vehicles – any vehicle powered by fuels alternative to petrol or diesel, including hybrids and electric vehicles

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On a like-for-like basis, last week used car prices increased 8.5% on the same period last year, marking 23 weeks of consecutive price growth. #atinsightoftheday #petrol #diesel #usedcar #prices https://t.co/I3bfnkvQIM
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