ITAD firm Cascade Asset Management recently published its 5th annual Benchmarking Report. In the survey portion of the report, enterprises said they expect a slight increase in IT hardware purchases in 2018, with 22% of respondents indicating they plan to spend more on devices this year, up from 18% reporting increased spending in 2018. Cascade also reviewed the resale activity of more than 150,000 assets it refurbished and resold from 2017-2018. In general, the average resale price for a sold asset grew by more than 14% in 2018, compared to 2017. The average laptop resale price was up 23% (to $101.55) and desktop PC values were up 15% (to $52.23). Meanwhile, there continues to be a strong demand for smartphones (up 14% to $47.35 on average) and servers (up 11% to $367.48 per device).
Read a summary of the report here.