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2022 Ecommerce Consumer Price Index - Amazon

Health & Household Products

To understand and find pricing patterns in 2022, we analyzed the price of the most popular products in every category on Amazon during every day of the 2022 calendar year, including the health & household category. The result is a comprehensive look at how the prices of health & household products vary over the course of a typical year following the pandemic.

Key Takeaways

  • Prices in the health & household products category increase and decrease frequently throughout the calendar year, yet consistently remain under an average of $30.
  • Prices for health and household products vary around 8% throughout the calendar year.

How does the price of health and household products on Amazon vary throughout the year?

  • Price spread: ↕ 8%
  • Most affordable day: Jan. 9
  • Least affordable day: Dec. 25
  • Most affordable quarter: Q1
  • Least affordable quarter: Q4

Which months are best for buying health and household products on Amazon?

In a typical year, prices for health and household products on Amazon tend to decrease during the early months and repeat this pattern again in August—September.

What are the top 5 days for buying health and household products on Amazon?

The top 5 most affordable days for health and household products fall within the first half of the year.

  • No. 1: Jan. 9
  • No. 2: Jan. 2
  • No. 3: May 29
  • No. 4: Jan. 10
  • No. 5: Jan. 11

What are the bottom 5 days for buying health and household products on Amazon?

December is one of the most expensive times for consumers to purchase health and household products. 3 out of the 5 most expensive days of the year fall during this month.

  • No. 1: Dec. 24
  • No. 2: Jul. 14
  • No. 3: Dec. 23
  • No. 4: Dec. 24
  • No. 5: Nov. 8

How does the price of health and household products change during holidays?

Unlike other categories, the holidays may be the worst time to buy health and household products on Amazon. Christmas Eve and Christmas in particular see a price increase of 3 to 5% more than the average price for the year.

How is inflation impacting prices on Amazon so far in 2023?

2023 prices so far this year have remained consistent to 2022 pricing, with the exception of a slight decrease in price around the beginning of April.

Methodology

Pattern analyzed the prices of more than 714,000 of the most popular products in every category in the U.S. Amazon marketplace for all 365 days of the 2022 calendar year. Products only qualified for the index if they were one of the three most popular products in their category during the year. Percent change in product price represents the variability of the price of each product each day of the year against its average price for that same year.