According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for tools, hardware and supplies were 2.98% higher in 2021 versus 2012 (a $0.60 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Tools, hardware and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 0.33% per year. In other words, tools, hardware and supplies costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $20.60 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.66% during this same period, inflation for tools, hardware and supplies was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.55%, which is above the average yearly change for tools, hardware and supplies during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for tools, hardware and supplies was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Tools, hardware and supplies:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Tools, hardware and supplies, 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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