Scrap Car Price Update January 2023

Posted on Friday 3 February 2023 by CarTakeBack

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After ending 2022 with record breaking prices, January has seen them fall. The start of the new year saw the average value for a scrap car down by 6%  compared to December. 

January Average Scrap Car Price €331

Though month on month prices have fallen, they're still up compared to much of 2022. The prices on offer for a scrap car in January were up 14% compared to January 2022. 

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.

Average scrap car price January 2023 €331

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 January

The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was again the Ford Focus! In January the average scrap price for a Ford Focus was €322! 

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December Top Cars Scrapped January Top Cars Scrapped
Ford Focus Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf
Opel Astra Volkswagen Passat
Ford Mondeo Opel Astra
Opel Corsa Toyota Yaris

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >