Commodities less food and energy commodities priced at $20 in 2000 $19.95 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Commodities less food and energy commodities

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Prices for Commodities Less Food And Energy Commodities, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and energy commodities were 0.25% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $0.05 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Commodities less food and energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -0.01% per year. In other words, commodities less food and energy commodities costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $19.95 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 0.51%, which is above the average yearly change for commodities less food and energy commodities during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was lower.

Price Inflation for Commodities less food and energy commodities since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (4.15%), 1988 (3.52%), and 1990 (3.37%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Commodities less food and energy commodities:

Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 104.433 107.167 108.600 111.833 115.767 119.600 123.633 128.767 132.467 135.233 137.133 139.333 141.300 142.333 143.167 144.133 144.867 145.300 143.700 140.900 139.567 140.300 140.633 140.053 140.246 142.041 143.588 145.499 147.331 147.279 146.770 146.080 145.396 144.377 144.499

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Commodities less food and energy commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 0.51%
2001 $20.06 0.30%
2002 $19.84 -1.10%
2003 $19.45 -1.95%
2004 $19.27 -0.95%
2005 $19.37 0.53%
2006 $19.42 0.24%
2007 $19.34 -0.41%
2008 $19.36 0.14%
2009 $19.61 1.28%
2010 $19.82 1.09%
2011 $20.09 1.33%
2012 $20.34 1.26%
2013 $20.33 -0.04%
2014 $20.26 -0.35%
2015 $20.17 -0.47%
2016 $20.07 -0.47%
2017 $19.93 -0.70%
2018 $19.95 0.08%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for commodities less food and energy commodities, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Commodities less food and energy commodities was 144.867 in the year 2000 and 144.499 in 2018:

144.499 / 144.867 * $20 = $19.95

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.95 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Commodities less food and energy commodities).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Commodities less food and energy commodities in 1984. In addition to commodities less food and energy commodities, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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