Fresh fruits priced at $10 in 2000 $14.17 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Fresh fruits

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Prices for Fresh Fruits, 2000-2018 ($10)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fruits were 41.70% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $4.17 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Fresh fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 1.96% per year. In other words, fresh fruits costing $10 in the year 2000 would cost $14.17 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.11% during this same period, inflation for fresh fruits was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -2.98%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for fresh fruits during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for fresh fruits was much lower.

Price Inflation for Fresh fruits since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1978 (19.45%), 1977 (15.04%), and 1991 (13.46%).

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

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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 21.846 21.854 23.777 22.315 21.685 23.723 23.969 24.100 23.738 24.462 25.485 27.531 25.485 27.738 28.246 28.538 31.438 31.669 30.315 31.692 32.123 36.315 35.131 35.577 37.738 39.800 44.562 48.446 51.754 51.669 59.438 71.000 79.815 84.762 89.362 99.315 95.092 105.592 116.269 118.654 132.015 142.969 152.362 170.885 193.885 184.162 188.777 201.185 218.954 234.423 236.300 246.508 266.262 258.338 265.085 270.238 279.123 286.808 297.431 315.185 329.506 345.416 324.364 322.329 333.091 336.575 343.162 359.733 351.961 359.798 361.436 366.069

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Buying power of $10 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh fruits, over time, for $10 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 $10.00 -2.98%
2001 $10.26 2.61%
2002 $10.46 1.94%
2003 $10.80 3.29%
2004 $11.10 2.75%
2005 $11.51 3.70%
2006 $12.20 5.97%
2007 $12.75 4.54%
2008 $13.37 4.83%
2009 $12.56 -6.09%
2010 $12.48 -0.63%
2011 $12.89 3.34%
2012 $13.03 1.05%
2013 $13.28 1.96%
2014 $13.92 4.83%
2015 $13.62 -2.16%
2016 $13.93 2.23%
2017 $13.99 0.46%
2018 $14.17 1.28%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fresh 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 Fresh fruits was 258.338 in the year 2000 and 366.069 in 2018:

366.069 / 258.338 * $10 = $14.17

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $10 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $14.17 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Fresh fruits).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh fruits in 1947. In addition to fresh 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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