According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for used cars and trucks were 7.58% lower in 2018 versus 2013 (a $1.52 difference in value).
Between 2013 and 2018: Used cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of -1.56% per year. In other words, used cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2013 would cost $18.48 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.51% during this same period, inflation for used cars and trucks was significantly lower.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by -0.30%, which is above the average yearly change for used cars and trucks during the 2013-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), inflation for used cars and trucks was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Used cars and trucks:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Used cars and trucks, over time, for $20 beginning in 2013. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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