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The UK used car market saw sales fall by 3.3% year-on-year in August, with prices remaining high, according to market analyst Indicata.
It said the UK was the only one out of 13 European countries analysed to see a fall, including a 15.75% drop for vehicles less than three years old.
Volumes for vehicles less than 12 months old were down by 50%, due to OEMs reducing their push on self-registrations and demonstrators as new car shortages continue following the Covid-19 lockdown.
The only sector to see sales rise was six to nine-year-old vehicles, up by 8.8%.
Hybrid and EV sales were up by nearly 50%, while luxury cars and SUVs also saw growth.
Overall retail prices rose by 1.9%, while Indicata also says stock levels grew by 3%, as used cars stuck in the wholesale supply chain reached forecourts.
Indicata group sales director Jon Mitchell said: "The UK used car market saw an interesting blend of high prices, improving stock levels and a fall in demand year-on-year.
"Based on these trends, September could be more of a challenging used car month for dealers."