According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for butter and margarine were 1.68% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.34 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Butter and margarine experienced an average inflation rate of 0.56% per year. In other words, butter and margarine costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.34 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for butter and margarine was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.33%, which is below the average yearly change for butter and margarine during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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