Scrap Car Price Update October 2022

Posted on 4th Nov 2022 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

The average scrap car price reported each month is still yoyoing, this time it’s good news! After reporting a drop in September, prices in October have bounced back. The average price for a scrap car increased by 6% compared to September.

October Average Scrap Car Price $548

Though prices have increased month on month, year on year prices remained the same.

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 October 2022

The top model scrapped – The Holden Commodore was the most frequently scrapped car at CarTakeBack recycling centres in October. The average age of Commodores scrapped was 18.6 and the scrap value was above the general average at $572.

The top 5 makes of car scrapped – October sees Ford go back to the mid table position and Mazda makes a return by beating Hyundai to fifth place.

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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