Scrap Car Price Update August 2022

Posted on 5th Sep 2022 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

Prices on offer for scrap cars jump up in August! Prices have increased by 3% compared to July.

August Average Scrap Car Price $543

Year on year prices increased by 8%, that’s $40 higher than values seen in August 2021.

The value of scrap cars is dependent on various factors, including the global demand for scrap metal, any reusable parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition and even the location of your car.

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 Australia. 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 August 2022

The top model scrapped – The Holden Cruze was the most frequently scrapped car at CarTakeBack recycling centres in August. The average age of Cruzes scrapped was 11 and the average scrap value was above the general average at $757!

The top 5 makes of car scrapped – August saw Mazda drop off the top cars scrapped after months of holding a mid table position.

Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.


Check out previous scrap car price updates >

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