According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for postage and delivery services were 27.98% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $5.60 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Postage and delivery services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.13% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, postage and delivery services costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $25.60 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.48% during this same period, inflation for postage and delivery services was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.64%, which is above the average yearly change for postage and delivery services during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for postage and delivery services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Postage and delivery services:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Postage and delivery services, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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