According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sewing machines, fabric and supplies were 6.39% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $1.28 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Sewing machines, fabric and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 6.39% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sewing machines, fabric and supplies costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $21.28 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for sewing machines, fabric and supplies was significantly higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sewing machines, fabric 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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