Scrap Car Price Update August 2023

Posted on 4th Sep 2023 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

Scrap car prices on average in August fell, but remain above €300! The average value of a scrap car in August decreased by just 4% compared to July. It’s still a good time to scrap your car, and it could be worth considerably more than the average as many factors impact the value of it. The demand for scrap metal and reusable parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of your car, all have an impact on the value of it.

August Average Scrap Car Price €308

Though prices were down month on month, they increased compared to August 2022, by 4%.

Take a look at the last 12 months trend in the chart below

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 August

The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in August was again, the Ford Focus – that’s every month this year! In August the Ford Focus average scrap price was €315 – that’s just above the overall average.

Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.

Ford FocusFord Focus
Opel AstraVolkswagen Golf
Volkswagen PassatOpel Astra
Volkswagen GolfVolkswagen Passat
Ford MondeoFord Mondeo

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

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