Scrap Car Price Update April 2021

Posted on 05 May 2021 by CarTakeBack

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It's another bumper month for scrap car prices, the average price for April was on top again! After a stable start to the year, we saw out April on a high. A decent increase of 7% was seen compared to the average value in March.

April Average Scrap Car Price £237

Each month in 2021, the average prices have been above £200! A great improvement compared to this time last year when, as the impact of Covid lockdowns hit, we were reporting a 24% decrease year on year and a 17% decrease compared to the previous month. This April, prices were up a huge 86% compared to April 2020! April's average price for a scrap car was £16 above the prices paid in March.

There are many factors that can influence the scrap value of your car, including the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and location of your car.

CarTakeBack Average Scrap Price Update April 2021

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 the UK. 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 April

The top scrapped car with CarTakeBack in April was the Ford Focus, for the tenth consecutive month. The average scrap price for a Ford Focus increased by a considerable 15% compared to March 2021. The average value was also up by a huge 127% compared to April 2020!

April saw just one change to the top five cars scrapped during the month, the Renault Clio was replaced by the Peugeot 206 in the number five spot. There were no price drops to the top five cars scrapped. It was a good month for Fords, with a 15% month on month increase to both the Focus and the Fiesta.

Make & Model March Average Scrap Value April Average Scrap Value Percentage Change
Ford Focus £197 £227 15%
Vauxhall Corsa £191 £208 9%
Ford Fiesta £189 £218  15%
Vauxhall Astra £214 £238  11%
Peugeot 206 £180 £189 5%


We track the average prices for each model month on month. The value of the top five cars scrapped are all up compared to the start of the year. 


CarTakeBack Average Values of Top Five Cars Scrapped

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >

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