Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index

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.

Change from Month One Year Ago
November 2018:
1.8 percent
October 2018:
2.0 percent
September 2018:
2.0 percent
Current Release

Release Information

  • Current Release: December 21, 2018
  • Next Release: March 1, 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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