According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for film and photographic supplies were 41.40% higher in 2016 versus 2010 (a $41.40 difference in value).
Between 2010 and 2016: Photography supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 5.94% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, photography supplies costing $100 in the year 2010 would cost $141.40 in 2016 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.61% during this same period, inflation for photography supplies was significantly higher.
In the year 2010: Pricing changed by 1.10%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for photography supplies during the 2010-2016 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), inflation for photography supplies was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Film and photographic supplies:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photography supplies, over time, for $100 beginning in 2010. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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