Processed fruits and vegetables priced at $20 in 2002 $28.40 in 2020

Processed Fruits And Vegetables Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Processed Fruits And Vegetables, 2002-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for processed fruits and vegetables were 41.99% higher in 2020 versus 2002 (a $8.40 difference in value).

Between 2002 and 2020: Processed fruits and vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 1.97% per year. In other words, processed fruits and vegetables costing $20 in the year 2002 would cost $28.40 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.03% during this same period, inflation for processed fruits and vegetables was lower.

In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 3.75%, which is above the average yearly change for processed fruits and vegetables during the 2002-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), inflation for processed fruits and vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Processed fruits and vegetables since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2008 (9.51%), 2009 (6.61%), and 2012 (3.81%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Processed fruits and vegetables:

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 102.233 104.467 105.550 108.975 113.058 114.075 115.483 119.325 122.808 127.251 139.352 148.568 146.631 150.935 156.686 157.160 157.337 158.458 157.947 155.384 154.454 156.205 160.536

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Buying power of $20 since 2002

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Processed fruits and vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 2002. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2002 $20.00 3.75%
2003 $20.18 0.90%
2004 $20.43 1.23%
2005 $21.11 3.33%
2006 $21.72 2.92%
2007 $22.51 3.62%
2008 $24.65 9.51%
2009 $26.28 6.61%
2010 $25.94 -1.30%
2011 $26.70 2.94%
2012 $27.72 3.81%
2013 $27.80 0.30%
2014 $27.83 0.11%
2015 $28.03 0.71%
2016 $27.94 -0.32%
2017 $27.49 -1.62%
2018 $27.32 -0.60%
2019 $27.63 1.13%
2020 $28.40 2.77%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for processed fruits and vegetables, 2002-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2002 * 2002 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Processed fruits and vegetables was 113.058 in the year 2002 and 160.536 in 2020:

160.536 / 113.058 * $20 = $28.40

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" as $28.40 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Processed fruits and vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Processed fruits and vegetables in 1998. In addition to processed fruits and 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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