According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fats and oils were 2.52% higher in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.50 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Fats and oils experienced an average inflation rate of 0.83% per year. In other words, fats and oils costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.50 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for fats and oils was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 0.14%, which is below the average yearly change for fats and oils during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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