Scrap Car Price Update December 2022

Posted on 10th Jan 2023 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

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.

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 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!

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

Ford FocusFord Focus
Ford FiestaVolkswagen Golf
Opel AstraOpel Astra
Volkswagen PassatFord Mondeo
Toyota AvensisOpel Corsa

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

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