According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for used cars and trucks were 5.84% lower in 2018 versus 2015 (a $1.17 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2018: Used cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of -1.99% per year. In other words, used cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $18.83 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.81% during this same period, inflation for used cars and trucks was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -1.32%, which is above the average yearly change for used cars and trucks during the 2015-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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