United States: vehicle scrappage rate 2002-2015

This graph illustrates vehicle scrappage as a percentage of registrations in the United States from 2002 to 2015. The rate rose to 126.3 percent in 2009, when some 13 million vehicles met the crusher. In 2015, some 11 million vehicles met the same fate.

U.S. vehicle scrappage as a percentage of registrations from 2002 to 2015

Percentage of registrations
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Release date

November 2016


United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2015

Supplementary notes

The 2015 value for new vehicle registrations is taken from the Auto and Truck Seasonal Adjustment data, released by the BEA in 2017. The figures for 2005 through 2014 are taken from the 2014 NADA Data report (page 15), published in April 2015. The values from 2002 through 2004 are taken from previous editions.

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