According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fats and oils were 1.71% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $0.34 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Fats and oils experienced an average inflation rate of 0.43% per year. In other words, fats and oils costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $20.34 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.64% during this same period, inflation for fats and oils was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 0.78%, which is above the average yearly change for fats and oils during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for fats and oils was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fats and oils:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fats and oils, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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