According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food and energy commodities were 1.87% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $0.37 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Commodities less food and energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of -0.24% per year. In other words, commodities less food and energy commodities costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $19.63 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.51% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 1.26%, which is above the average yearly change for commodities less food and energy commodities during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for commodities less food and energy commodities was lower.
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 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|