According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets, pet products and services were 11.51% higher in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Pets, pet products and services experienced an average inflation rate of 1.22% per year. In other words, pets, pet products and services costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $22.30 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for pets, pet products and services was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 6.19%, significantly above the average yearly change for pets, pet products and services during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), 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: