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Fleet and lease LCV values fall in March

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Light commercial vehicle values fell slightly in March but remain at near record levels.

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BCA reported that LCV values fell slightly in March 2017.

Latest figures from BCA show the average value declined £23 against February to £6,526.   Year-on-year, average values are up by £647, equivalent to an 11.0% uplift, with the significant falls in average age and mileage continuing to be a factor.

BCA’s LCV operations director, Duncan Ward commented: “Average selling price data might suggest a buoyant market, but the reality is the market has weakened and conversion rates have been under pressure. BCA’s profile of stock is becoming younger and lower mileage and this is a significant driver of the increasing values we report.”

The fleet and lease LCV sector saw average values fall by £86 (1.1%) to £7,093 in March.  Despite this, average values for fleet and lease LCV stock have been consistent since rising above the £7,000 mark in October 2016 and the last six months have seen the highest average values on record.

Retained value against MRP (Manufacturer Recommended Price) improved very marginally from 36.02% to 36.09%.  Year-on-year, values were up by £67 (5.4%), with average age and mileage declining when compared to the same period in 2016.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.