According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for butter and margarine were 12.90% higher in 2020 versus 2012 (a $2.58 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Butter and margarine experienced an average inflation rate of 1.53% per year. In other words, butter and margarine costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $22.58 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.51% during this same period, inflation for butter and margarine was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by -0.17%, which is below the average yearly change for butter and margarine during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for butter and margarine was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Butter and margarine:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Butter and margarine, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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