According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for propane, kerosene, and firewood were 15.21% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $3.04 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Propane, kerosene, and firewood experienced an average inflation rate of 3.60% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, propane, kerosene, and firewood costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $23.04 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for propane, kerosene, and firewood was higher.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 9.02%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for propane, kerosene, and firewood during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for propane, kerosene, and firewood was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Propane, kerosene, and firewood:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Propane, kerosene, and firewood, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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