According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for film and photographic supplies are 28.78% higher in 2016 versus 2012 (a $28.78 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2016: Photography supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 6.53% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, photography supplies costing $100 in the year 2012 would cost $128.78 in 2016 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.12% during this same period, inflation for photography supplies was significantly higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 7.78%, which is above the average yearly change for photography supplies during the 2012-2016 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for photography supplies was much higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Photography supplies, over time, for $100 beginning in 2012. 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: