Scrap Car Price Update January 2019

Posted on Thursday 31 January 2019 by CarTakeBack

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The value of your scrap car is influenced by the global scrap metal market which fluctuates in line with demand. CarTakeBack track the latest prices on offer for scrap cars. Here's our summary of scrap car metal prices in 2018 and we also take a look at the more recent values of scrap cars.

In 2018 we saw a great upwards trend in the price of scrap cars, particularly in the last quarter of the year with a huge spike to prices between October and November. However, scrap car prices have dropped slightly coming into 2019.

January 2019 saw the value of scrap cars take a slight drop of 4% compared to prices in December. That being said, scrap cars are still an impressive 86% higher than they were a year ago! So now could be a good time to sell your car for scrap.

Scrap Car Price Index January 2018 to January 2019


The CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index is updated monthly using the prices on offer for scrap cars at CarTakeBack recycling centres throughout Ireland. It is intended to give an indication of the movement in the price from one month to another, with the prices being shown as a percentage. Cars come in all shapes and sizes which has an effect on their scrap value, so prices have been adjusted to show what the average car would be worth.

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >

What's your scrap car worth?

You can find out how much your scrap car is worth instantly with us at CarTakeBack. When you enter the make and model of your car and its location onto our quote form, we'll instantly show you the valuation of your car. There is no obligation to accept your quote. Plus, if you need time to think, the price is guaranteed for seven days, so even if the price of scrap metal drops, you'll still get the price we quote for your car! We'll even collect your car from you if you sell it though CarTakeBack, it's easy!

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