According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies are 13.76% higher in 2022 versus 2020 (a $2.75 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2022: Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 6.66% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $22.75 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 6.17% during this same period, inflation for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies was higher.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by 1.84%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies during the 2020-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), inflation for tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies: