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Used car sales fall by 22% in July 2022

Car companies sold 102,501 used cars to private individuals July 2022: that is 21.7 percent less compared to last year. This is evident according to the figures and data from The National Occasion Survey 2022 by VWE. 45,425 used cars were sold between consumers, a decrease by 12.7%.

The sale of used commercial vehicles also decreased in the past month and amounted to 9,405 (B2C); 13.6 percent less than the same period last year.

The National Occasion Survey 2022 was conducted by the trade magazine Automotive Management and vehicle data expert VWE.

The research has a number of trends:

  • The decrease in used car sales in 2022 is reflected in all segments. The decrease in used car sales in 2022 is reflected in all segments, except for the SUVs, which experienced a growth in sales.
  • The share of EV/(Plug-in) hybrid charge is also 12.4% (compared to petrol and diesel)
  • The company stock calculation and the asking price (especially with EV and Plug-in hybrid) increase

Prices are rising

Although showroom asking prices seemed to have stagnated in recent months, they have risen sharply in the past month. This is evident from the Autodata Occasion Index (AOX). The index stands at 114.1, the highest level since the AOX started in 2011. Last month the index stood at 112.

This means that the tumultuous increase is still continuing; this is the largest increase since October last year. The largest price increase was observed for the 8-12 years old car range. Compared to a year ago, prices are almost twelve percentage points higher.

You can read more about the current situation from the survey in the National Occasion Survey 2022 (N.O.O.). For only 149 euros you get access to the digital environment.

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ATC Pick-up is moving to Weeze, Germany

At the Automotive Trade Center (ATC) you will always find the right used cars for the right price. Add to that the excellent service of ATC and your car stock is quickly replenished. And now we are also coming to Germany to make transporting the cars even easier for you!

New pick-up location in Weeze

From November 16 we will open a second compound in Weeze, Germany. Most of the vehicles will be at our new compound in Weeze, but not all of them. Your pick-up message states on which compound the purchased vehicle is located. Take a good look at your pick-up message.

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The ATC is open and you can just bid and buy! Are you experiencing problems because of the COVID-19 measures? Please notify us. Your vehicles are then parked guarded for free until you can pick them up.

Phone number: +31 88 – 8937050
Email: remarketing@vwe.nl

Why we are opening a second compound in Weeze – Germany?

  • Better and faster service. It allows us to speed up the pick-up process for your cars
  • The ATC is growing and in Weeze we have enough space for expansion
  • Better accessibility. Weeze is easier to drive to. It will save you time and money


Office and compound in Weeze:
Flughafen Ring 8, 47652 Weeze, Germany

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If you have any questions, or if you would like personal help, please contact us. Send an email to remarketing@vwe.nl or call us: +31 88 – 893 7050.

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About Automotive Trade Center

Automotive Trade Center and VWE Remarketing are fully owned subsidiaries of VWE Automotive. VWE Automotive is the largest service provider for cars in the Netherlands and has more than 40 years of experience. VWE Automotive provides vehicle information and services to 10,000 active members and has concluded more than 2.5 million export transactions.



FAQ coronavirus

As you know, several measures have been taken in Europe to get the coronavirus under control as soon as possible. This also applies to the Netherlands. What does this mean to you?

The automotivetradecenter.com platform remains open, so that your and our business can continue as normal. However, it may happen that the delivery takes a little longer, because we also depend on suppliers. We review the situation daily and keep you informed via our platform, email and Facebook of any new developments and measures.

Do you have questions? You can reach us by phone +31 88 – 8937050 or e-mail remarketing@vwe.nl.

Can I still buy cars from automotivetradecenter.com?
Yes, we are continuing our business and operations. Buying cars is still possible for everyone. We keep you updated if anything changes.

Is it still possible to pick up a car from Amsterdam?
Yes, it is still possible to pick up cars. We have some temporarily new rules, such as shaking hands and only 1 driver at a time in the waiting area. Please check our hygiene regulations.

How long does it take to deliver a car regarding current circumstances?
Currently, this is difficult to say. Until further notice, picking up the vehicles is still possible. Please consider that during transport, delays can occur e.g. at borders.

Are you still able to deliver cars?
Yes that is possible, but the delivery times have increased.

Are you going to refund the purchase (and/or transport cost) if I cannot pick up the car?
There is no refund foreseen. Picking up cars remains possible in Amsterdam. Check with your local authorities if there are restrictions on entering your country.

Can I cancel a car?
No, you cannot cancel cars. Our current claim procedure and terms and conditions are still applicable. Sold vehicles need to be picked up.

If I do not get my car on time, will you refund my payment?
Currently, there is no refund foreseen as this is a force majeure. Our current claim procedure and terms and conditions are still applicable.

AEO license

VWE Remarketing has successfully obtained the AEO license! Companies that participate in international trade can apply for the status of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) at Customs. With the AEO permit we fully comply with all customs requirements for the export of vehicles.

We have also renewed and expanded our Article 8 license at import. Via the Article 8 permit we can import new and used vehicles and even vehicles with or without RDW inspection. This ensures a wider service.

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