Stronger sales are helping some retailers

KPMG comment on SMMT car registration statistics

KPMG comment on SMMT car registration statistics

Richard Peberdy, UK Head of Automotive at KPMG UK, said:

“Stronger sales are helping some retailers beat market expectations and support healthy dealer margins as new and used car inventories remain low.

“The supply and demand imbalance has created the unusual situation of used cars rising in value, rather than depreciating. But recovering fleet sales will eventually replenish the used car market and clip inflation, following 18 months of stifled investment.

“There’s potential for some consolidation between these top-performing retailers and the growing bunch of international online players, who are hungry for the experience, infrastructure and used car supply that traditional dealers boast.”



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