Auto Trader Retail Price Index

The Auto Trader Retail Price Index provides an overview of the latest price and search data from our marketplace.

Our team of data scientists monitor over 1.9 million vehicles each day, including 90,000 vehicle updates and an average of 19,000 vehicles added or removed from Auto Trader.

Coupled with data from circa 450,000 trade car listings every day, as well as additional retailer forecourts and website data (OEM, fleet and leasing disposal prices and pricing data from over 3,000 car dealership websites and data from major auction houses across the UK), ensuring the Index is an accurate reflection of the live retail market.

Read the monthly market commentary on the Auto Trader Retail Price Index here. 




As of March 2020, the methodology for the Auto Trader Retail Price Index was adapted based on resegmentation of our data. We have regrouped car segments into more meaningful classifications of the different types of vehicles that consumers buy, from an even greater depth of data than before. As we now have a more detailed dataset, we have restated figures for prior periods to reflect the change in methodology.

The data for electric vehicles (EV) starts from September 2012 as at that point we began to record a sufficient volume of movements in the market to begin accurately analysing and producing year-on-year price movements.

Instead of a single overarching EV category, we have divided it into separate premium and volume categories to reflect the broad range of brands entering the EV market at different times, with differing volumes and contrasting price points, in order to more accurately track market performance.

Definitions

AFVs: alternatively fuelled vehicles – alternative fuelled vehicles – any vehicle powered by fuels alternative to petrol or diesel, including hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

EV - Premium: fully electric vehicles from the following brands: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, DS Automobiles, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Tesla and Volvo.

EV - Volume: fully electric vehicles from the following brands: Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, MG, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.

Like-for-like: percentage price changes, after removing the impact of stock mix.

Mix growth: percentage of changes in the mix of stock on Auto Trader’s marketplace (the types of vehicles entering or leaving the market).

Price: the average advertised retail price of a used car seen by Auto Trader.

 

We're excited to announce that, as of 1st July, we'll be powering the used car pages on @whatcar and its sister site, @autocar. https://t.co/H4GJLafkh7
We're excited to announce that, as of 1st July, we'll be powering the used car pages on @whatcar and its sister site, @autocar. https://t.co/H4GJLafkh7
What are the three big barriers to electric vehicle adoption and how can we as an industry help to overcome them? Find out in the latest edition of The Road to 2030 report 👉https://t.co/ho4cNqeUsQ https://t.co/qlA2IX6EiF
Are you getting the basics right? Find out in this week's tip of the week where @AndrewKorpela highlights the need to maintain your digital best practises. https://t.co/Rkm0nKu19B
One of the most recent entrants to the EV market, the @CUPRA Born, is currently seeing the most advert views of any new EV on our marketplace. With a new EV model set to enter the market every 10 days this year, what model do you think we'll see make the list? https://t.co/nOcF7YguLg
We've been working with manufacturers to get you access to the specification profile for each car and we're excited to announce that this is now available to retailers, helping you to make creating high-quality adverts easier than ever. Find out more 👇 https://t.co/lv2kLf4E77
After a slight technical glitch @therickw is live and sharing our latest market data. Demand has seen a decline but used car prices remain robust. https://t.co/lSNLB6rLrg
Over now to @MarcThornboroug who asks "is it time to reset your goals"? Last year's performance was incredibly strong across the market, being very much a seller's market. But in recent weeks we have seen it start to shift towards a buyers market. https://t.co/BVEiBdl9Dy
We're kicking off today's webinar with @marc_palmer. Right now the economy is the top issue for many people with the cost of living crisis in full swing and the spectre of a recession looming. But what does this mean for car sales? Read the thread to find out 👇 https://t.co/ZMErCURxJU
We'll be live at 9:30 with our next webinar focussing on the impact the cost of living crisis is having on car buyer behaviour? There's still time to register and watch live👉 https://t.co/94CKG29otK https://t.co/56JpPJqA3I

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