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Increases in wholesale prices typically lead retail by six to eight weeks, and Manheim had predicted that it would likely be July before the market started to normalize. The overall average price for vehicles was $20,260 while light duty pickups hit $30,590.
Retail used car supplies were at 38 days during the Month, which is below the historical 44 days average. The Manheim used car index hit 203 in May, which represents a 48.2% increase over last year. The baseline 100 year was 1995.
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