According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor fuel were 7.94% lower in 2020 versus 2017 (a $1.59 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Motor fuel experienced an average inflation rate of -2.72% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, motor fuel costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $18.41 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for motor fuel was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 13.16%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for motor fuel during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for motor fuel was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor fuel:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Motor fuel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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