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Van values continue to rise in wholesale market

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) said the average values of used LCVs at auction increased by 2% in February.

The average wholesale auction price for a used LCVs increased from £4,315 to £4,387 and total sales rose in February from 6,138 to 6,523, representing a month-on-month increase of a 6%.

NAMA said all key market indicators in February confirmed that there continues to be strong demand in a robust market. Following a slow start in January it is positive to see that despite another rise in volumes that prices rose by a solid 2%.

With conversion rates hitting 80% the report says it is clear that demand remains buoyant with further strong performances predicted for 2013.

Alex Wright, cChairman of the NAMA Commercial Vehicle Group said: "It is encouraging to see that 2013 is shaping up to be a strong year for the LCV auction market.

"The underlying strength of the market achieved last year has provided a solid foundation for 2013 which NAMA expects to continue to improve during 2013."

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