Processed fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $29.30 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Processed fruits and vegetables

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for processed fruits and vegetables were 46.50% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.30 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Processed fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.14% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, processed fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.30 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for processed fruits and vegetables was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.05%, which is below the average yearly change for processed fruits and vegetables during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for processed fruits and vegetables was lower.

Price Inflation for Processed fruits and vegetables since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (9.50%), 2009 (6.62%), and 2012 (3.82%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 102.231 104.469 105.562 108.969 113.054 114.100 115.508 119.323 122.800 127.241 139.326 148.552 146.618 150.909 156.679 157.162 157.334 158.462 157.947 155.390 154.652

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Processed 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 1.05%
2001 $20.65 3.23%
2002 $21.42 3.75%
2003 $21.62 0.93%
2004 $21.88 1.23%
2005 $22.61 3.30%
2006 $23.27 2.91%
2007 $24.11 3.62%
2008 $26.40 9.50%
2009 $28.15 6.62%
2010 $27.78 -1.30%
2011 $28.59 2.93%
2012 $29.68 3.82%
2013 $29.78 0.31%
2014 $29.81 0.11%
2015 $30.02 0.72%
2016 $29.93 -0.33%
2017 $29.44 -1.62%
2018 $29.30 -0.47%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for processed 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 Processed fruits and vegetables was 105.562 in the year 2000 and 154.652 in 2018:

154.652 / 105.562 * $20 = $29.30

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.30 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Processed fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Processed fruits and vegetables in 1997. In addition to processed 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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