According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dried beans, peas, and lentils were 0.17% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.03 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Dried beans, peas, and lentils experienced an average inflation rate of 0.08% per year. In other words, dried beans, peas, and lentils costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.03 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.52% during this same period, inflation for dried beans, peas, and lentils was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -2.85%, which is below the average yearly change for dried beans, peas, and lentils during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for dried beans, peas, and lentils was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dried beans, peas, and lentils:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dried beans, peas, and lentils, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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