Citrus fruits priced at $20 in 2000 $39.18 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Citrus fruits

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Prices for Citrus Fruits, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for citrus fruits were 95.92% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $19.18 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Citrus fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 3.81% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, citrus fruits costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $39.18 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for citrus fruits was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -14.19%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for citrus fruits during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.37%), inflation for citrus fruits was much lower.

Price Inflation for Citrus fruits since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1999 (24.39%), 2000 (-14.19%), and 2014 (11.02%).

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

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 127.400 158.475 135.983 141.825 150.325 152.192 162.092 178.658 197.783 217.888 210.801 198.534 204.224 211.967 208.391 214.967 238.660 234.051 240.150 251.380 266.424

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Citrus fruits, 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 -14.19%
2001 $20.86 4.30%
2002 $22.11 5.99%
2003 $22.38 1.24%
2004 $23.84 6.50%
2005 $26.28 10.22%
2006 $29.09 10.70%
2007 $32.05 10.17%
2008 $31.00 -3.25%
2009 $29.20 -5.82%
2010 $30.04 2.87%
2011 $31.18 3.79%
2012 $30.65 -1.69%
2013 $31.62 3.16%
2014 $35.10 11.02%
2015 $34.42 -1.93%
2016 $35.32 2.61%
2017 $36.97 4.68%
2018 $39.18 5.98%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for citrus fruits, 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 Citrus fruits was 135.983 in the year 2000 and 266.424 in 2018:

266.424 / 135.983 * $20 = $39.18

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $39.18 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Citrus fruits).


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

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