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Import and export automotive vehicle prices rise in 2021

February 15, 2022

The price index for automotive vehicle imports increased 2.8 percent from December 2020 to December 2021. Over the same period, export automotive vehicle prices rose 1.8 percent. Each of those advances was the largest calendar-year increase for the respective index since 2011. Higher prices for both passenger cars and parts contributed to the advances in import and export automotive vehicle prices.

Import and export automotive vehicle price indexes, December 2011 to December 2021
Month Imports Exports
Index 12-month percent change Index 12-month percent change

Dec 2011

100.0 3.3% 100.0 2.6%

Jan 2012

100.3 3.4 100.2 2.7

Feb 2012

100.4 3.3 100.4 2.8

Mar 2012

100.6 3.0 100.5 2.6

Apr 2012

101.3 2.4 101.0 2.8

May 2012

101.2 1.4 101.0 2.5

Jun 2012

101.2 1.0 100.9 2.4

Jul 2012

101.3 1.3 101.1 2.1

Aug 2012

101.4 1.2 100.8 1.5

Sep 2012

101.6 1.4 100.9 1.3

Oct 2012

101.8 1.6 100.9 0.9

Nov 2012

101.8 1.5 100.9 0.8

Dec 2012

101.7 1.7 100.9 0.9

Jan 2013

101.8 1.5 101.2 1.0

Feb 2013

101.8 1.4 101.4 1.1

Mar 2013

101.7 1.1 101.4 0.9

Apr 2013

101.3 0.0 101.4 0.4

May 2013

101.1 -0.2 101.3 0.4

Jun 2013

100.9 -0.3 101.3 0.4

Jul 2013

100.5 -0.8 101.4 0.4

Aug 2013

100.4 -1.0 101.3 0.5

Sep 2013

100.4 -1.2 101.3 0.4

Oct 2013

100.4 -1.4 101.5 0.6

Nov 2013

100.4 -1.4 101.5 0.6

Dec 2013

100.3 -1.4 101.5 0.6

Jan 2014

100.2 -1.6 101.6 0.4

Feb 2014

100.1 -1.7 101.5 0.1

Mar 2014

100.2 -1.5 101.4 0.0

Apr 2014

100.4 -1.0 101.8 0.4

May 2014

100.4 -0.7 101.9 0.5

Jun 2014

100.4 -0.5 102.0 0.6

Jul 2014

99.7 -0.8 102.1 0.6

Aug 2014

99.8 -0.6 102.0 0.6

Sep 2014

99.6 -0.7 101.9 0.6

Oct 2014

99.6 -0.7 102.1 0.5

Nov 2014

99.6 -0.7 102.1 0.5

Dec 2014

99.6 -0.6 102.0 0.4

Jan 2015

98.9 -1.2 101.9 0.3

Feb 2015

98.6 -1.5 101.7 0.2

Mar 2015

98.5 -1.7 101.8 0.4

Apr 2015

98.4 -1.9 101.8 0.0

May 2015

98.4 -1.9 101.9 0.0

Jun 2015

98.3 -2.0 101.9 -0.1

Jul 2015

98.4 -1.3 101.7 -0.4

Aug 2015

98.3 -1.5 101.7 -0.3

Sep 2015

98.2 -1.4 101.7 -0.2

Oct 2015

98.0 -1.7 101.6 -0.4

Nov 2015

97.9 -1.8 101.5 -0.5

Dec 2015

97.8 -1.9 101.4 -0.5

Jan 2016

97.5 -1.4 101.4 -0.4

Feb 2016

97.4 -1.2 101.3 -0.4

Mar 2016

97.5 -1.0 101.1 -0.7

Apr 2016

97.6 -0.8 101.1 -0.7

May 2016

97.9 -0.5 101.1 -0.8

Jun 2016

97.9 -0.5 101.2 -0.7

Jul 2016

97.7 -0.7 101.2 -0.5

Aug 2016

97.6 -0.7 100.6 -1.1

Sep 2016

97.7 -0.5 100.7 -1.0

Oct 2016

98.0 0.0 100.8 -0.8

Nov 2016

98.0 0.1 100.8 -0.7

Dec 2016

97.8 0.0 100.5 -0.9

Jan 2017

97.4 -0.1 101.1 -0.4

Feb 2017

97.4 0.0 101.1 -0.2

Mar 2017

97.4 -0.1 101.1 0.0

Apr 2017

97.9 0.3 101.3 0.2

May 2017

97.9 0.0 101.3 0.2

Jun 2017

97.7 -0.2 101.2 0.0

Jul 2017

97.4 -0.3 101.2 0.0

Aug 2017

97.5 -0.1 101.3 0.7

Sep 2017

97.6 -0.1 101.3 0.6

Oct 2017

97.6 -0.4 101.3 0.5

Nov 2017

97.5 -0.5 101.3 0.4

Dec 2017

97.5 -0.3 101.2 0.6

Jan 2018

98.0 0.5 101.6 0.5

Feb 2018

98.1 0.6 101.8 0.7

Mar 2018

97.9 0.5 101.9 0.8

Apr 2018

97.9 0.0 102.1 0.8

May 2018

97.8 -0.1 102.1 0.9

Jun 2018

97.7 0.0 102.1 0.9

Jul 2018

97.7 0.3 102.0 0.8

Aug 2018

97.7 0.2 102.0 0.6

Sep 2018

97.8 0.2 102.1 0.7

Oct 2018

97.8 0.2 102.0 0.6

Nov 2018

97.7 0.2 101.9 0.6

Dec 2018

97.8 0.3 101.9 0.7

Jan 2019

97.5 -0.5 102.0 0.4

Feb 2019

97.4 -0.6 102.5 0.7

Mar 2019

97.3 -0.5 102.5 0.6

Apr 2019

97.2 -0.7 102.7 0.6

May 2019

97.2 -0.6 102.6 0.4

Jun 2019

97.3 -0.5 102.6 0.5

Jul 2019

97.1 -0.6 102.4 0.4

Aug 2019

97.1 -0.6 102.2 0.3

Sep 2019

97.0 -0.8 102.1 0.0

Oct 2019

97.0 -0.8 101.9 -0.1

Nov 2019

97.1 -0.6 101.9 0.0

Dec 2019

97.1 -0.7 101.6 -0.3

Jan 2020

97.5 0.0 102.1 0.2

Feb 2020

97.5 0.1 102.2 -0.3

Mar 2020

97.7 0.4 102.2 -0.3

Apr 2020

98.1 0.9 102.1 -0.5

May 2020

98.0 0.8 102.1 -0.5

Jun 2020

98.0 0.7 102.0 -0.6

Jul 2020

97.9 0.8 101.8 -0.6

Aug 2020

98.0 0.9 101.8 -0.4

Sep 2020

98.2 1.3 101.8 -0.3

Oct 2020

98.2 1.3 102.1 0.2

Nov 2020

98.1 1.1 102.3 0.4

Dec 2020

98.1 1.1 102.3 0.7

Jan 2021

98.6 1.1 102.7 0.5

Feb 2021

98.7 1.2 102.8 0.5

Mar 2021

98.8 1.1 102.9 0.6

Apr 2021

98.9 0.9 103.1 1.0

May 2021

99.1 1.2 102.9 0.8

Jun 2021

99.3 1.4 102.9 1.0

Jul 2021

99.7 1.9 103.5 1.7

Aug 2021

100.0 2.1 103.6 1.8

Sep 2021

100.1 1.9 103.6 1.8

Oct 2021

100.5 2.3 104.0 1.9

Nov 2021

100.7 2.6 104.2 1.8

Dec 2021

100.9 2.8 104.2 1.8

These data are from the International Price program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes — December 2021." We also have more charts on U.S. import and export prices. Import and export price changes may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import and export automotive vehicle prices rise in 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/import-and-export-automotive-vehicle-prices-rise-in-2021.htm (visited November 28, 2022).