According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh fruits are 18.10% higher in 2023 versus 2008 (a $0.18 difference in value).
The current national average price is $0.94 for "Peaches, any variety, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.
Between 2008 and 2023: Fresh fruits experienced an average inflation rate of 1.12% per year. In other words, fresh fruits costing $1 in the year 2008 would cost $1.18 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.33% during this same period, inflation for fresh fruits was lower.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 4.83%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for fresh fruits during the 2008-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for fresh fruits was higher.
The average price for Fresh fruits is calculated from a weighted average of retailer data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation rate is also calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The table below shows average prices and their corresponding "real" prices adjusted for inflation rate. To understand how price levels differ from inflation rates, see this article published by the BLS.
Average prices for Peaches, any variety, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm):
|Year||Average price (Fresh fruits)||Inflation adjusted price (2023 dollars)|
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh fruits, over time, for $1 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh fruits: