The average second-hand price in the Netherlands also rose to a new record in December. The average price of a used car was €25.215 last month. That is an increase of 1,7% compared to a month earlier and 16% higher than last year in December. Last month, AutoScout24 already indicated that if the upward trend continues, the average used car price at the end of the year would exceed €25.000. This trend actually continued last month and a second-hand car is now offered in the Netherlands for an average of €25.215.
Used car prices in Europe
But it is not only in the Netherlands that average prices for a second-hand car have risen. With the exception of Italy and Austria, where the used car price fell slightly last month, prices in Germany, Belgium and France also rose to a new record last month. Looking at the figures from January to December of this year, all countries in Europe show a clear increase. Compared to the other markets, the highest price was recorded in France at the end of 2022 (€30.322 euros), but the Netherlands saw the largest percentage price increase in Europe (+16%).
European average used car prices in December 2022
France: €30.322 (+15,7%) *
Germany: €28.713 (+12,2%) *
Austria €28.519 (+14,5%) *
Belgium: €25.563 (+11,8%) *
The Netherlands: €25.215 (+16,0%) *
Italy: €22.399 (+8,0%) *
*Increase rate taken between December 2021 and December 2022.
But this does not mean that there is now no supply at all for the Dutch with a smaller wallet. AutoScout24 still offers a wide range of used cars of different makes and models on the platform with an asking price of up to €10.000. In the Netherlands there are more than 47.000 and in the whole of Europe more than 270.000, according to AutoScout24.