Earlier than discussing how the U.S. was dealing with the coronavirus throughout a information convention this week, President Donald Trump wished to debate, of all issues, the rising price of used automobiles.
“The energy in new-car gross sales can be evident within the used-car market, the place hovering demand – actually hovering demand – is placing upward stress on the used-car costs,” Trump mentioned on Aug. 4. “This can be a main indicator of the motor-vehicle trade.”
The development Trump known as out is continuous, in accordance with market researcher J.D. Energy. Wholesale public sale costs have risen for 15 consecutive weeks, surging 34% throughout that span.
Costs collapsed in April, when bodily auctions had been shut down throughout the nation. However new-vehicle gross sales have held up higher than feared, resulting in shortages of some fashions, significantly pickups and sport-utility automobiles. That’s sending some buyers to used-car tons and serving to drive up costs.
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