Fresh vegetables priced at $0.76 in 2007 $0.98 in 2023

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Prices for Fresh Vegetables, 2007-2023 ($0.76)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh vegetables are 28.81% higher in 2023 versus 2007 (a $0.22 difference in value).

The current national average price is $0.76 for "Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm)". This data is collected by a national survey and can vary from region to region.

Between 2007 and 2023: Fresh vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 1.59% per year. In other words, fresh vegetables costing $0.76 in the year 2007 would cost $0.98 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.43% during this same period, inflation for fresh vegetables was lower.

In the year 2007: Pricing changed by 3.22%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh vegetables during the 2007-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2007 (2.85%), inflation for fresh vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh vegetables since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (22.13%), 1952 (20.12%), and 1981 (18.64%).

Price history

The average price for Fresh vegetables 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 Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm):

YearAverage price (Fresh vegetables)Inflation adjusted price (2023 dollars)
2014$0.76$0.76
2013$0.75$0.74
2012$0.76$0.78
2011$0.76$0.74
2010$0.79$0.82
2009$0.79$0.84
2008$0.79$0.81
2007$0.77$0.83
2006$0.56$0.62
2005$0.56$0.65
2004$0.56$0.68
2003$0.56$0.71
2002$0.56$0.72
2001$0.56$0.77
2000$0.56$0.81
1999$0.56$0.85
1998$0.56$0.82
1997$0.51$0.83
1996$0.51$0.86
1995$0.53$0.87
1994$0.44$0.81
1993$0.43$0.81
1992$0.47$0.93
1991$0.45$0.92
1990$0.39$0.81
1989$0.40$0.88
1988$0.38$0.93
1987$0.36$0.93
1986$0.38$1.12
1985$0.36$1.10
1984$0.39$1.15
1983$0.37$1.19
1982$0.36$1.20
1981$0.37$1.24
1980$0.33$1.33

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Buying power of $0.76 since 2007

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh vegetables, over time, for $0.76 beginning in 2007. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2007$0.763.22%
2008$0.805.57%
2009$0.78-3.38%
2010$0.792.04%
2011$0.845.58%
2012$0.79-5.09%
2013$0.834.70%
2014$0.82-1.30%
2015$0.831.61%
2016$0.830.01%
2017$0.83-0.11%
2018$0.841.13%
2019$0.873.80%
2020$0.902.58%
2021$0.911.13%
2022$0.977.01%
2023$0.981.01%*

* 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 vegetables:

Year19471948194919501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI18.90820.69220.51519.66222.55427.09223.48522.33123.71525.83125.08526.62326.26227.06925.56926.83827.13130.65432.90032.83132.60834.76936.74639.40040.40842.89252.38556.17755.55458.03865.33870.52372.56278.99293.71594.18597.600108.215103.515107.723121.569129.262143.092151.123154.362157.931168.431172.308193.092189.215194.577215.785209.277219.400230.615245.408250.508261.215271.738284.323293.468309.810299.349305.469322.528306.121320.501316.325321.414321.462321.122324.747337.099345.784349.708374.226378.009

Adjust fresh vegetables prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh vegetables was 293.468 in the year 2007 and 378.009 in 2023:

378.009 / 293.468 * $0.76 = $0.98

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $0.76 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" as $0.98 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Fresh vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh vegetables in 1947. In addition to fresh vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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