According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel were 5.72% lower in 2020 versus 2019 (a $1.14 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2020: Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -5.72% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $18.86 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.11% during this same period, inflation for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel was significantly lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by -1.25%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel during the 2019-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel, 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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