According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 3.10% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $15.48 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of 1.54% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2018 would cost $515.48 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for car parts was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.43%, which is below the average yearly change for car parts during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for car parts was lower.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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