JANUARY 2023 WHOLESALE MARKET UPDATE
USED VEHICLE PRICE INDEX
In January wholesale prices stabilized after seven consecutive months of declines. As a result, the J.D. Power Valuation Services Used Vehicle Price Index improved by 0.6-points to 198.3. While wholesale prices are down from their all-time high, they remain extremely elevated from a historical perspective and only 9% lower than one year earlier in January 2022. In non-index terms, wholesale prices at the industry level ticked up by a slight 0.1% in January, which was the best January result on record since 2015. Historically, over the past 10-years wholesale prices fell by an average of 0.7% in January.
SEGMENT WHOLESALE PRICE PERFORMANCE
Segment results were mixed in January. On the mass market side of the market, small car and large pickup prices performed the strongest increasing by 2% and 1.3%, respectively. Midsize and large SUV prices were essentially flat, while remaining mass market segments experienced losses ranging from 0.3% for compact SUV to 1% for compact car. On the premium side of the market losses were mixed as well. Midsize premium car and compact premium SUV prices were the strongest, up by slightly more than 1% apiece. Midsize premium SUV prices were flat, while remaining segments experienced losses ranging from 1.4% for compact car to 3.5% for large premium car.