According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for salt and other seasonings and spices are 36.20% higher in 2023 versus 2012 (a $7.24 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2023: Salt and other seasonings and spices experienced an average inflation rate of 2.85% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, salt and other seasonings and spices costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $27.24 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.59% during this same period, inflation for salt and other seasonings and spices was higher.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 5.91%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for salt and other seasonings and spices during the 2012-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for salt and other seasonings and spices was much higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Salt and other seasonings and spices, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* 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 Salt and other seasonings and spices: