Sugar and artificial sweeteners priced at $20 in 2000 $27.21 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Sugar and artificial sweeteners

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Prices for Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for sugar and artificial sweeteners were 36.04% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $7.21 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Sugar and artificial sweeteners experienced an average inflation rate of 1.63% per year. In other words, sugar and artificial sweeteners costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $27.21 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for sugar and artificial sweeteners was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.07%, which is below the average yearly change for sugar and artificial sweeteners during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for sugar and artificial sweeteners was much lower.

Price Inflation for Sugar and artificial sweeteners since 1989

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2006 (9.94%), 2013 (-5.48%), and 2011 (5.31%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Sugar and artificial sweeteners:

Year 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 2019
CPI 113.792 118.467 119.942 120.392 121.708 123.858 126.842 132.592 134.833 135.600 137.225 137.133 140.250 143.217 145.725 146.875 149.133 163.950 167.071 170.517 178.283 187.628 197.582 201.245 190.215 181.696 189.896 188.292 187.574 187.114 186.555

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sugar and artificial sweeteners, 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 -0.07%
2001 $20.45 2.27%
2002 $20.89 2.12%
2003 $21.25 1.75%
2004 $21.42 0.79%
2005 $21.75 1.54%
2006 $23.91 9.94%
2007 $24.37 1.90%
2008 $24.87 2.06%
2009 $26.00 4.55%
2010 $27.36 5.24%
2011 $28.82 5.31%
2012 $29.35 1.85%
2013 $27.74 -5.48%
2014 $26.50 -4.48%
2015 $27.70 4.51%
2016 $27.46 -0.84%
2017 $27.36 -0.38%
2018 $27.29 -0.24%
2019 $27.21 -0.30%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sugar and artificial sweeteners, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Sugar and artificial sweeteners was 137.133 in the year 2000 and 186.555 in 2019:

186.555 / 137.133 * $20 = $27.21

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $27.21 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Sugar and artificial sweeteners).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Sugar and artificial sweeteners in 1989. In addition to sugar and artificial sweeteners, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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