According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sports equipment were 2.05% lower in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.41 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Sports equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -2.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, sports equipment costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.59 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.81% during this same period, inflation for sports equipment was significantly lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sports equipment:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sports equipment, 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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