According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets, pet products and services were 18.42% higher in 2018 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2018: Pets, pet products and services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.70% per year. In other words, pets, pet products and services costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $23.68 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for pets, pet products and services was similar.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 7.94%, significantly above the average yearly change for pets, pet products and services during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), price inflation for pets, pet products and services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pets, pet products and services: