Scrap Car Price Update

Find out the latest average value of a scrap car

In the monthly CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Update, we track the latest scrap car prices from CarTakeBack recycling centres across Ireland, and show you the average price and how it compares to previous months.

Global demand for scrap metal means that prices can fluctuate, and that has an impact on the value of your scrap car. The scrap car comparison from CarTakeBack helps you to check prices and sell at the right time, getting you the best value for your scrap car.

How much is a scrap car worth?

In the last 12 months the average price for scrap cars has ranged between €285 and €335. The current average value of a scrap car is €285.

January 2024

January 2024

The new year saw a slight drop to the average value of a scrap car, however not all makes and models followed the trend.

Find out more in our latest update >

Scrap car price comparison

Select a month below to see how scrap car prices compare to previous months

2023 saw strong scrap car prices throughout the first half of the year, with a high in May of over €330. Then followed a decline in prices, with the last few months of the year levelling out and averaging €290.

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2022 scrap car prices increased considerably month on month throughout the first half of the year, reaching record-breaking prices! Then followed a slight drop to prices, with the last few months of the year levelling out.

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2021 scrap car prices mainly increased month on month throughout the year, ending the year on a high with record breaking prices!

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2020 scrap car prices saw a sharp drop due to the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown in the spring. Prices began to recover through the summer and sharply increased in the final quarter of the year.

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2019 saw the prices being paid for scrap cars drop in October, though they soon recovered the following month and reached a high to end the year.

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2018 scrap car prices maintained or increased month on month throughout the year, reaching a high in December.

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2017 saw a relatively steady year with no major increases or decreases to the average prices being paid for scrap cars.

2016 saw the average scrap car price reach its lowest level of the year in April, increasing in the following months throughout the year reaching a high in December.

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