Citrus fruits priced at $20 in 2018 $18.97 in 2020

Citrus Fruits Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Citrus Fruits, 2018-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for citrus fruits were 5.15% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $1.03 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2020: Citrus fruits experienced an average inflation rate of -2.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, citrus fruits costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $18.97 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.52% during this same period, inflation for citrus fruits was significantly lower.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 5.91%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for citrus fruits during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for citrus fruits was much higher.

Price Inflation for Citrus fruits since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1998 (28.08%), 1999 (24.12%), and 2000 (-14.63%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 128.077 158.969 135.708 141.992 150.338 152.462 162.131 178.723 197.700 217.583 211.230 198.806 203.959 211.751 208.479 215.112 238.610 234.064 240.264 251.429 266.277 257.567 252.551

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Citrus fruits, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 5.91%
2019 $19.35 -3.27%
2020 $18.97 -1.95%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for citrus fruits, 2018-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Citrus fruits was 266.277 in the year 2018 and 252.551 in 2020:

252.551 / 266.277 * $20 = $18.97

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.97 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Citrus fruits).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Citrus fruits in 1997. 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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