Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index

Change from Month One Year Ago
July 2019: 1.4 percent
June 2019: 1.3 percent
May 2019: 1.4 percent

The PCE price index, released each month in the Personal Income and Outlays report, reflects changes in the prices of goods and services purchased by consumers in the United States. Quarterly and annual data are included in the GDP release.

  • Next Release: August 30, 2019
  • Current Release: September 27, 2019

What is the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index?

A measure of the prices that people living in the United States, or those buying on their behalf, pay for goods and services. The PCE price index is known for capturing inflation (or deflation) across a wide range of consumer expenses and reflecting changes in consumer behavior.

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