According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and energy commodities were 4.45% higher in 2021 versus 2009 (a $0.89 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2021: Commodities less food and energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of 0.36% per year. In other words, commodities less food and energy commodities costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $20.89 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 1.28%, which is above the average yearly change for commodities less food and energy commodities during the 2009-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Commodities less food and energy commodities:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Commodities less food and energy commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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