According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for film and photographic supplies were 30.56% higher in 2016 versus 2000.
Between 2000 and 2016: Photography supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 1.68% per year. In other words, photography supplies costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $130.56 in 2016 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for photography supplies was lower.
In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.74%, significantly below the average yearly change for photography supplies during the 2000-2016 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), price inflation for photography supplies was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Film and photographic supplies: