According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and beverages are 23.63% higher in 2022 versus 2020 (a $4.73 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2022: Commodities less food and beverages experienced an average inflation rate of 11.19% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, commodities less food and beverages costing $20 in the year 2020 would cost $24.73 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 5.55% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and beverages was significantly higher.
In the year 2020: Pricing changed by -2.54%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for commodities less food and beverages during the 2020-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2020 (1.23%), 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 2020. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Commodities less food and beverages: