Scrap Car Price Update April 2022

Posted on Wednesday 4 May 2022 by CarTakeBack

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After a positive update in March, April has seen prices take a small hit. As the average price of scrap cars has reduced slightly, it's not all bad news, they're still the second highest prices seen this year so far and are considerably higher than the prices on offer in April 2021.

April Average Scrap Car Price €290

April saw prices decrease compared to those in March. Although month on month prices took a hit, year on year comparisons are up considerably, an increase of 88% year on year, which equates to prices being €138 higher! With prices still higher than they were for much of 2021, it's a great time to get cash for your scrap car.

The average value of a scrap car is influenced by factors such as, the global demand for scrap metals, any reusable parts, plus the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even location of your car.

€290 average scrap car price in April 2022

About the CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index

The CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index is a rolling monthly index covering the last 13 months. It's updated monthly using the prices paid for scrap cars at CarTakeBack recycling centres throughout Ireland. We've taken into account that cars come in all shapes and sizes, which has an effect on their scrap value, the prices show what the average car would be worth. This means that the index gives a great indication of the movement in the value of scrap cars from one month to another.

Top cars scrapped in April

For the 22nd consecutive month, the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in Ireland was the Ford Focus! The average scrap price for a Ford Focus in April was €289. 

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March Top Cars Scrapped April Top Cars Scrapped
Ford Focus Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf Opel Astra
Opel Astra Volkswagen Golf 
Volkswagen Passat Opel Corsa
Toyota Corolla Nissan Micra

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >