According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 0.33% lower in 2018 versus 2011 (a $1.65 difference in value).
Between 2011 and 2018: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of -0.05% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2011 would cost $498.35 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.58% during this same period, inflation for car parts was lower.
In the year 2011: Pricing changed by 5.05%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for car parts during the 2011-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for car parts was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor vehicle parts and equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Car parts, over time, for $500 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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