According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for energy commodities were 23.89% higher in 2019 versus 2016 (a $4.78 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2019: Energy commodities experienced an average inflation rate of 7.40% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, energy commodities costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $24.78 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.13% during this same period, inflation for energy commodities was significantly higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -11.59%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for energy commodities during the 2016-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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