2022 Ecommerce Consumer Price Index – Amazon

Pattern Data Science

August 9, 2023

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To understand and find pricing patterns in 2022, we analyzed the price of the most popular products in every category on Amazon during every day of the 2022 calendar year, including the automotive category. The result is a comprehensive look at how the prices of automotive products vary over the course of a typical year following the pandemic.

Key Takeaways

  • The best time to purchase automotive products is during Q1, especially during the months of January and February, when prices decrease a little over 2%.
  • On average, automotive products tend to be more expensive near the end of the calendar year.
  • Prices for automotive products on Amazon vary by 12% throughout the year.

How does the price of automotive products on Amazon vary throughout the year?

  • Price spread: ↕ 12%
  • Most affordable day: Jan. 31
  • Least affordable day: Nov. 24
  • Most affordable quarter: Q1
  • Least affordable quarter: Q4

Which months are best for buying automotive products on Amazon?

February is one of the best months to shop for automotive products. Prices start to climb again in July, and reach their highest point in November.

What are the top 5 days for buying automotive products on Amazon?

Below are the top 5 days to purchase automotive products, which fall within the end of January and the beginning of February.

  • No. 1: Jan. 31
  • No. 2: Feb. 13
  • No. 3: Feb. 9
  • No. 4: Jan. 28
  • No. 5: Feb. 10

What are the bottom 5 days for buying automotive products on Amazon?

Winter holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, are ranked as the 5 highest priced days of the year for automotive products.

  • No. 1: Nov. 24
  • No. 2: Nov. 25
  • No. 3: Dec. 23
  • No. 4: Dec. 24
  • No. 5: Nov. 23

How does the price of automotive products change during holidays?

The most affordable days to shop for automotive products are the day before Valentine’s Day and the Saturday before Memorial Day.


Pattern analyzed the prices of more than 714,000 of the most popular products in every category in the U.S. Amazon marketplace for all 365 days of the 2022 calendar year. Products only qualified for the index if they were one of the three most popular products in their category during the year. Percent change in product price represents the variability of the price of each product each day of the year against its average price for that same year.

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