According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for outdoor equipment and supplies were 2.84% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.57 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Outdoor equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.41% per year. In other words, outdoor equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.57 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.27% during this same period, inflation for outdoor equipment and supplies was higher.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -0.44%, which is below the average yearly change for outdoor equipment and supplies during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for outdoor equipment and supplies was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Outdoor equipment and supplies:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Outdoor equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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