Fresh fish and seafood priced at $20 in 2000 $32.93 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Fresh fish and seafood

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Prices for Fresh Fish And Seafood, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fish and seafood were 64.66% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $12.93 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Fresh fish and seafood experienced an average inflation rate of 2.81% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fresh fish and seafood costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.93 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for fresh fish and seafood was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.04%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh fish and seafood during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for fresh fish and seafood was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh fish and seafood since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (8.49%), 2014 (7.36%), and 2006 (6.71%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh fish and seafood:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 102.854 105.554 110.869 111.331 107.423 108.792 112.485 116.254 124.054 131.343 139.028 140.486 144.538 156.815 157.981 163.165 175.168 173.640 175.296 177.572 182.553

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh fish and seafood, 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 5.04%
2001 $20.08 0.42%
2002 $19.38 -3.51%
2003 $19.63 1.27%
2004 $20.29 3.39%
2005 $20.97 3.35%
2006 $22.38 6.71%
2007 $23.69 5.88%
2008 $25.08 5.85%
2009 $25.34 1.05%
2010 $26.07 2.88%
2011 $28.29 8.49%
2012 $28.50 0.74%
2013 $29.43 3.28%
2014 $31.60 7.36%
2015 $31.32 -0.87%
2016 $31.62 0.95%
2017 $32.03 1.30%
2018 $32.93 2.81%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fresh fish and seafood, 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 Fresh fish and seafood was 110.869 in the year 2000 and 182.553 in 2018:

182.553 / 110.869 * $20 = $32.93

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.93 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Fresh fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh fish and seafood in 1997. In addition to fresh fish and seafood, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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