According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and beverages were 8.87% lower in 2021 versus 2012 (a $1.77 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Commodities less food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of -1.03% per year. In other words, commodities less food and beverages costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $18.23 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.46% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and beverages was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.75%, which is above the average yearly change for commodities less food and beverages during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for commodities less food and beverages was 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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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