Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index

Change from Month One Year Ago
November 2021 5.7 %
October 2021 5.1 %
September 2021 4.4 %
August 2021 4.2 %

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: December 23, 2021
  • Next release: January 28, 2022

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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