Frozen fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $27.09 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Frozen fruits and vegetables

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Prices for Frozen Fruits And Vegetables, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for frozen fruits and vegetables were 35.45% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $7.09 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Frozen fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 1.70% per year. In other words, frozen fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.09 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for frozen fruits and vegetables was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.45%, which is above the average yearly change for frozen fruits and vegetables during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for frozen fruits and vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Frozen fruits and vegetables since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (5.89%), 2001 (4.98%), and 2012 (4.24%).

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

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 102.608 104.958 107.533 112.892 116.525 117.592 119.850 121.117 124.800 128.784 136.369 141.380 138.381 143.822 149.921 148.551 146.778 147.830 148.548 148.645 145.657

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Frozen fruits and vegetables, 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 2.45%
2001 $21.00 4.98%
2002 $21.67 3.22%
2003 $21.87 0.92%
2004 $22.29 1.92%
2005 $22.53 1.06%
2006 $23.21 3.04%
2007 $23.95 3.19%
2008 $25.36 5.89%
2009 $26.30 3.67%
2010 $25.74 -2.12%
2011 $26.75 3.93%
2012 $27.88 4.24%
2013 $27.63 -0.91%
2014 $27.30 -1.19%
2015 $27.49 0.72%
2016 $27.63 0.49%
2017 $27.65 0.07%
2018 $27.09 -2.01%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for frozen fruits and vegetables, 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 fruits and vegetables was 107.533 in the year 2000 and 145.657 in 2018:

145.657 / 107.533 * $20 = $27.09

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.09 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Frozen fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Frozen fruits and vegetables in 1998. In addition to frozen fruits and vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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