Sewing machines, fabric and supplies priced at $20 in 2003 $20.62 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies

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Prices for Sewing Machines, Fabric And Supplies, 2003-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sewing machines, fabric and supplies were 3.10% higher in 2018 versus 2003 (a $0.62 difference in value).

Between 2003 and 2018: Sewing machines, fabric and supplies experienced an average inflation rate of 0.20% per year. In other words, sewing machines, fabric and supplies costing $20 in the year 2003 would cost $20.62 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for sewing machines, fabric and supplies was lower.

Price Inflation for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies since 2003

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2007 (-3.78%), 2018 (3.63%), and 2016 (-2.96%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies:

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 93.983 94.500 92.783 91.983 88.504 88.760 91.279 93.875 96.500 99.347 99.622 99.505 97.365 94.482 93.504 96.897

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Buying power of $20 since 2003

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies, over time, for $20 beginning in 2003. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2003 $20.00 -
2004 $20.11 0.55%
2005 $19.74 -1.82%
2006 $19.57 -0.86%
2007 $18.83 -3.78%
2008 $18.89 0.29%
2009 $19.42 2.84%
2010 $19.98 2.84%
2011 $20.54 2.80%
2012 $21.14 2.95%
2013 $21.20 0.28%
2014 $21.18 -0.12%
2015 $20.72 -2.15%
2016 $20.11 -2.96%
2017 $19.90 -1.03%
2018 $20.62 3.63%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sewing machines, fabric and supplies, 2003-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2003 * 2003 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies was 93.983 in the year 2003 and 96.897 in 2018:

96.897 / 93.983 * $20 = $20.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.62 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Sewing machines, fabric and supplies).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Sewing machines, fabric and supplies in 2003. In addition to sewing machines, fabric and supplies, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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