According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and beverages were 0.90% higher in 2020 versus 2009 (a $0.18 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2020: Commodities less food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 0.08% per year. In other words, commodities less food and beverages costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $20.18 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.72% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and beverages was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -5.65%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for commodities less food and beverages during the 2009-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for commodities less food and beverages was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Commodities less food and beverages:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Commodities less food and beverages, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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