According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and energy commodities are 18.22% higher in 2023 versus 2008 (a $3.64 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2023: Commodities less food and energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of 1.12% per year. In other words, commodities less food and energy commodities costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $23.64 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.24% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 0.14%, which is below the average yearly change for commodities less food and energy commodities during the 2008-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Commodities less food and energy commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. 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 energy commodities: