According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for flour and prepared flour mixes were 5.76% lower in 2020 versus 2012 (a $1.15 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2020: Flour and prepared flour mixes experienced an average inflation rate of -0.74% per year. In other words, flour and prepared flour mixes costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $18.85 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.51% during this same period, inflation for flour and prepared flour mixes was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 5.34%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for flour and prepared flour mixes during the 2012-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for flour and prepared flour mixes was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Flour and prepared flour mixes:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Flour and prepared flour mixes, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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