Scrap car prices in May increase by just 1%. Though it’s a small rise, it puts prices back above €330 – making it the highest average we’ve seen in 2023. Great news if you’re ready to scrap your car – you’ll be seeing the best prices of the year so far!
As well as seeing an increase to prices month on month, prices are also up by 13% compared to May last year – giving you an extra €39 in your bank!
The average value of a scrap car is influenced by factors such as, the global demand for scrap metals, any reusable parts, plus the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even location of your car.
Take a look at the last 12 months trend in the chart below.
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 Ireland. 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.
The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in May was again, the Ford Focus! In May the average scrap price for a Ford Focus was €328. That’s up by €10 compared to April, which is a bonus if you’ve got an old Ford Focus to scrap!
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See how much your scrap car is worth instantly, just enter your reg and address into our online form to see the best price. Your quote will be valid for 7 days, so if prices drop during that time, you’ll still get the top price for your scrap car!