According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy commodities were 9.53% higher in 2019 versus 2015 (a $1.91 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2019: Energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of 2.30% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy commodities costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $21.91 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.91% during this same period, inflation for energy commodities was higher.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -27.01%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for energy commodities during the 2015-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for energy commodities was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Energy commodities:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Energy commodities, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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