Consumer Spending

June 2019: 0.3 percent
May 2019: 0.5 percent
April 2019: 0.6 percent
March 2019: 1.0 percent

Consumer spending, or personal consumption expenditures (PCE), is the value of the goods and services purchased by, or on the behalf of, U.S. residents. At the national level, BEA publishes annual, quarterly, and monthly estimates of consumer spending.

Release Information

  • Current Release: July 30, 2019
  • Next Release: August 30, 2019
  • Summary Tables Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly estimates
  • Underlying Detail Tables Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly estimates with additional detail - Note: Detailed level estimates are more likely to be either based on judgmental trends or on less reliable source data than estimates at higher level aggregates.

What is Consumer Spending?

The goods and services purchased by, or on behalf of, people living in the United States. Also known as personal consumption expenditures, these statistics are a popular way to gauge the economy's strength. More detailed data on what people buy is released annually.

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