According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and beverages were 5.63% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $1.13 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: Commodities less food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 1.10% per year. In other words, commodities less food and beverages costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $21.13 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.01% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and beverages was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -2.53%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for commodities less food and beverages during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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