Used-Automobile Provide is Lean for Spring Promoting Season

Used-Automobile Provide is Lean for Spring Promoting Season

The availability of used automobiles is lean because the spring promoting season appears to be kicking off early this 12 months, in keeping with the Cox Automotive evaluation of vAuto Obtainable Stock knowledge.


Whole Unsold
Used Autos
as of Jan. 23, 2023


Common Itemizing Value

The entire provide of unsold used automobiles on vendor heaps, each franchised sellers and independents, throughout the U.S. stood at 2.21 million models on the shut of January. That stock stage was down from a revised 2.32 million on the finish of December and down 14% from the two.56 million in January 2022.  

The entire days’ provide on the finish of January stood at 48, down from the revised 57 days’ provide on the finish of December. Days’ provide was 13 days beneath the year-ago stage. The decrease stock ranges are sending many sellers into the wholesale public sale lanes to assist restock the cabinets, which has been pushing wholesale costs larger.

The Cox Automotive days’ provide is predicated on the each day gross sales price for the newest 30-day interval. Gross sales had been comparatively robust, simply forward of the spring promoting season, up 13% from a 12 months in the past. Gross sales for the complete calendar month had been initially estimated to be down 8% however confirmed power close to the tip of the month. The group is anticipating upward revisions to the preliminary January estimate when the information units are up to date.  

Used-vehicle itemizing costs slipped once more in January. The typical itemizing worth was $26,510 on the finish of January, down from the revised $27,195 on the finish of December.

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Used-Automobile Provide is Lean for Spring Promoting Season

As with new vehicles, the decrease the worth, the tighter the stock. Days’ provide for underneath $10,000 automobiles was 35. Day’s provide for automobiles priced between $10,000 and $15,000 was 42, between $15,000 and $20,000 was 46 and $20,000 to $35,000 round 50. Used automobiles with itemizing costs above $35,000 had the best days’ provide at 53.

Toyota had the bottom days’ provide of used automobiles at 39. Acura, Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Lexus additionally had days’ provide beneath 45.

For extra insights on used-vehicle stock utilizing a 30-day rolling gross sales methodology to calculate days’ provide, attain out to the Cox Automotive Public Relations group.

Michelle Krebs is government analyst at Cox Automotive.