Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index

Change from Month One Year Ago
February 2021 1.6 percent
January 2021 1.4 percent
December 2020 1.2 percent
November 2020 1.1 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.

  • Current Release: March 26, 2021
  • Next Release: April 30, 2021

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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