According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication commodities were 3.59% lower in 2020 versus 2019 (a $0.72 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2020: Education and communication commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -3.59% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, education and communication commodities costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $19.28 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.03% during this same period, inflation for education and communication commodities was significantly lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by -4.86%, which is below the average yearly change for education and communication commodities during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for education and communication commodities was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication commodities:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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