Scrap Car Price Update March 2021

Posted on 06 April 2021 by CarTakeBack

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March 2021 saw the year anniversary of the first Coronavirus lockdown with us all still under restrictions. But with things starting to ease it certainly feels more positive and this month's scrap car price update is positive too! After seeing prices steady in February, March saw another considerable increase of 9%. This is the third consecutive month where average scrap car prices are above £200! As well as being at the highest levels seen in all of the last 12 months.

March Average Scrap Car Price £221

March's average price for a scrap car was £18 above prices paid in February. Prices were also up by a whopping 44% compared to March last year. April 2020 had seen the average value of a scrap car plummet as we were in the first lockdown, but from the next month's comparison you can see considerable year on year percentage increases.

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 Scrap Car Price Index for March 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 March

The top scrapped car with CarTakeBack in March was again the Ford Focus, as it has been for the last nine months. The average scrap price for a Ford Focus increased by 4% compared to February 2021 and by a gigantic 97% compared to March 2020!

Average prices for Ford Focuses with CarTakeBack

March saw some changes to the top five cars scrapped during the month, the Vauxhall Corsa took back 2nd place from 3rd, switching places with the Ford Fiesta. The Renault Clio joined the top five by knocking the Peugeot 206 from the 5th spot. There were no price drops to the top five cars scrapped. The Renault Clio also saw the biggest increase of 8%.

Make & Model February Average Scrap Value March Average Scrap Value Percentage Change
Ford Focus £189 £197 4%
Vauxhall Corsa £191 £191  0%
Ford Fiesta £186 £189  2%
Vauxhall Astra £202 £214  6%
Renault Clio £164 £177 8%

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >

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