Scrap Car Price Update December 2022

Posted on Thursday 5 January 2023 by CarTakeBack

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We're happy to report that 2022 finished on a high in terms of scrap car prices - prices rose in December to the highest seen, beating the previous record which was set just the month before in November. The average value for a scrap car was up by 4% - this modest increase tipped the average price over €350!

December Average Scrap Car Price €351

Prices in December are also up 10% compared to December 2021. It's a fantastic time to scrap your car, you'll be taking advantage of the best values ever seen!

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.

December 2022 scrap car price comparison chart

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 December

The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was again the Ford Focus! In December the average scrap price for a Ford Focus rose from €311 the previous month, to it's current scrap value of €332! 

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November Top Cars Scrapped December Top Cars Scrapped
Ford Focus Ford Focus
Ford Fiesta Volkswagen Golf
Opel Astra Opel Astra
Volkswagen Passat Ford Mondeo
Toyota Avensis Opel Corsa

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >