Highlights from the September OPENLANE Market Index report include: for the U.S. market index, overall US auction prices in August increased 2 percentage points from the prior month, and ended 4 percentage points above August 2010.
U.S. Pricing Trends:
- Car prices increased in August, ending 3 percentage points above July 2011.
- Minivan prices rose 1 percentage point from July levels.
- Dealer interest in Cars dropped 2 percentage points in August and ended 1 percentage point below August 2010.
- Dealer interest in Minivans increased 2 percentage points versus the prior month, and finished 15 percentage points above year ago levels.