According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for canned fruits were 39.47% higher in 2019 versus 2003 (a $7.89 difference in value).

**Between 2003 and 2019:** Canned fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 2.10% per year.
This rate of change indicates significant inflation.
In other words, canned fruits costing $20 in the year 2003 would cost $27.89 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.04% during this same period, inflation for canned fruits was
higher.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for *Canned fruits*:

Year |
2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 |

CPI |
113.683 | 113.992 | 118.375 | 121.458 | 125.231 | 135.593 | 142.820 | 141.019 | 145.999 | 150.450 | 154.465 | 154.003 | 157.541 | 158.171 | 156.434 | 154.880 | 158.556 |

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Canned fruits, 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 | $20.05 | 0.27% |

2005 | $20.83 | 3.85% |

2006 | $21.37 | 2.60% |

2007 | $22.03 | 3.11% |

2008 | $23.85 | 8.27% |

2009 | $25.13 | 5.33% |

2010 | $24.81 | -1.26% |

2011 | $25.69 | 3.53% |

2012 | $26.47 | 3.05% |

2013 | $27.17 | 2.67% |

2014 | $27.09 | -0.30% |

2015 | $27.72 | 2.30% |

2016 | $27.83 | 0.40% |

2017 | $27.52 | -1.10% |

2018 | $27.25 | -0.99% |

2019 | $27.89 | 2.37%* |

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2003 * 2003 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Canned fruits was 113.683 in the year 2003 and 158.556 in 2019:

158.556 / 113.683 * $20 =

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.89 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Canned fruits).