According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' apparel were 5.18% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.04 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Boys' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -2.62% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, boys' apparel costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $18.96 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.52% during this same period, inflation for boys' apparel was significantly lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 5.82%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for boys' apparel during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for boys' apparel was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Boys' apparel:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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