According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for propane, kerosene, and firewood are 49.02% higher in 2023 versus 2016 (a $9.80 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2023: Propane, kerosene, and firewood experienced an average inflation rate of 5.86% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, propane, kerosene, and firewood costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $29.80 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.40% during this same period, inflation for propane, kerosene, and firewood was higher.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -3.40%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for propane, kerosene, and firewood during the 2016-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for propane, kerosene, and firewood was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Propane, kerosene, and firewood, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. 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 Propane, kerosene, and firewood: