Shelf stable fish and seafood priced at $20 in 2000 $32.59 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Shelf stable fish and seafood

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for shelf stable fish and seafood were 62.93% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $12.59 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Shelf stable fish and seafood experienced an average inflation rate of 2.75% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, shelf stable fish and seafood costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.59 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for shelf stable fish and seafood was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -3.10%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for shelf stable fish and seafood during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for shelf stable fish and seafood was much lower.

Price Inflation for Shelf stable fish and seafood since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (14.47%), 1988 (12.60%), and 2009 (11.40%).

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

Year 1977 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 73.300 76.354 81.877 93.723 102.323 102.569 99.862 97.585 97.785 98.654 103.931 117.023 124.285 119.462 119.023 118.662 121.462 123.754 125.492 125.908 128.354 132.592 131.515 127.438 127.323 130.023 128.931 130.000 136.915 141.777 146.191 157.149 175.057 174.519 182.011 193.598 198.072 199.730 201.508 200.717 200.943 207.639

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Shelf stable 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 -3.10%
2001 $19.98 -0.09%
2002 $20.41 2.12%
2003 $20.23 -0.84%
2004 $20.40 0.83%
2005 $21.49 5.32%
2006 $22.25 3.55%
2007 $22.94 3.11%
2008 $24.66 7.50%
2009 $27.47 11.40%
2010 $27.39 -0.31%
2011 $28.56 4.29%
2012 $30.38 6.37%
2013 $31.09 2.31%
2014 $31.35 0.84%
2015 $31.62 0.89%
2016 $31.50 -0.39%
2017 $31.54 0.11%
2018 $32.59 3.33%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for shelf stable 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 Shelf stable fish and seafood was 127.438 in the year 2000 and 207.639 in 2018:

207.639 / 127.438 * $20 = $32.59

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.59 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Shelf stable fish and seafood).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Shelf stable fish and seafood in 1977. In addition to shelf stable 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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