According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pets, pet products and services were 3.95% higher in 2018 versus 2013.
Between 2013 and 2018: Pets, pet products and services experienced an average inflation rate of 0.78% per year. In other words, pets, pet products and services costing $20 in the year 2013 would cost $20.79 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.36% during this same period, inflation for pets, pet products and services was lower.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by 1.36%, above the average yearly change for pets, pet products and services during the 2013-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), price inflation for pets, pet products and services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pets, pet products and services: