U.S. auto body repair prices in December were up both month-on-month and year-on-year.
The most recent government figures on inflation through December 2018 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices has started to increase again after slowing somewhat during the first several months of the year. While general inflation declined at the end of the year, auto body repair prices have increased at greater annual rates than earlier in the year.
Comparing the most recent 12-month period to the previous 12-month period continues to show a decline in the rate of increase.
The average monthly increase over