Fresh fruits priced at $10 in 2000 $13.82 in 2017

Historical Price Inflation for Fresh fruits

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fruits were 38.17% lower in 2000 than in 2017.

Fresh fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 1.92% per year between 2000 and 2017. In other words, fresh fruits costing $10 in the year 2000 would cost $13.82 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase.

Average pricing changed by -3.09% in 2000, significantly below the yearly average change for fresh fruits during the 2000-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2000 (3.27%), price 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 (16.01%), 1977 (13.09%), and 1991 (11.56%).

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

Year19471948194919501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
CPI21.86721.87523.74222.30021.73323.72523.96724.08323.72524.46725.46727.51725.50027.73328.22528.54231.43331.64230.31731.65032.15036.29235.11735.55037.70039.80844.55848.44251.66751.69259.47570.80879.69284.78389.49299.35895.133105.783116.408118.608131.925143.167152.558171.050193.408184.025188.192201.100218.958234.233236.275246.608266.283258.300264.958270.217279.192286.767297.433315.358329.610345.464324.369322.317333.059336.490343.075359.686351.875359.756356.906

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How to calculate inflation for fresh fruits between 2000 and 2017

Start with the CPI inflation formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh fruits was 258.300 in the year 2000 and 356.906 in 2017:

356.906 / 258.300 * $10 = $13.82

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "purchasing power" of $10 from 2000 is $13.82 in 2017 (in the 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 other goods and services.

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