Frozen fish and seafood priced at $20 in 2000 $28.06 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Frozen fish and seafood

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for frozen fish and seafood were 40.31% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $8.06 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Frozen fish and seafood experienced an average inflation rate of 1.90% per year. In other words, frozen fish and seafood costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $28.06 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for frozen fish and seafood was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.62%, which is below the average yearly change for frozen fish and seafood during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for frozen fish and seafood was lower.

Price Inflation for Frozen fish and seafood since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1986 (13.11%), 1987 (12.49%), and 1979 (11.34%).

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

Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 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 71.108 79.175 84.142 90.617 95.817 99.042 105.167 112.933 127.733 143.683 149.200 155.233 161.408 163.800 168.642 174.517 183.600 194.058 195.992 200.725 202.533 212.800 216.242 219.267 221.683 228.150 229.092 230.717 235.533 241.375 254.250 265.924 266.710 286.772 294.640 298.524 321.177 314.435 300.134 304.762 303.400

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Frozen 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 1.62%
2001 $20.28 1.40%
2002 $20.50 1.10%
2003 $21.10 2.92%
2004 $21.19 0.41%
2005 $21.34 0.71%
2006 $21.78 2.09%
2007 $22.32 2.48%
2008 $23.52 5.33%
2009 $24.60 4.59%
2010 $24.67 0.30%
2011 $26.52 7.52%
2012 $27.25 2.74%
2013 $27.61 1.32%
2014 $29.71 7.59%
2015 $29.08 -2.10%
2016 $27.76 -4.55%
2017 $28.19 1.54%
2018 $28.06 -0.45%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for frozen 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 Frozen fish and seafood was 216.242 in the year 2000 and 303.400 in 2018:

303.400 / 216.242 * $20 = $28.06

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.06 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Frozen fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Frozen fish and seafood in 1978. In addition to frozen 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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