According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and beverages are 19.39% higher in 2023 versus 2015 (a $3.88 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2023: Commodities less food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 2.24% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, commodities less food and beverages costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $23.88 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.17% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and beverages was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -6.53%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for commodities less food and beverages during the 2015-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for commodities less food and beverages was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Commodities less food and beverages, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Commodities less food and beverages: