According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for film and photographic supplies are 45.75% higher in 2016 versus 2008 (a $45.75 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2016: Photography supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 4.82% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, photography supplies costing $100 in the year 2008 would cost $145.75 in 2016 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for photography supplies was significantly higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 1.40%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for photography supplies during the 2008-2016 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for photography supplies was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photography supplies, over time, for $100 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Film and photographic supplies: