Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index

Change from Month One Year Ago
April 2019: 1.5 percent
March 2019: 1.4 percent
February 2019: 1.3 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: May 31, 2019
  • Next Release: June 28, 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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