United States Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index  1959-2018

The personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index in the United States increased 0.2 percent month-over-month in April of 2018 after being unchanged in March and beating market forecasts of a flat reading. Cost of goods went up 0.4 percent, rebounding from a 0.5 percent drop in March, boosted by nondurables (0.5 percent compared to -0.5 percent) while prices of durables was unchanged (compared to -0.3 percent in March). Cost of services rose 0.2 percent, slightly below 0.3 percent in March. Excluding food and energy, PCE prices also went up 0.2 percent, the same as in each of the previous two months and above market forecasts of 0.1 percent. On the year, the PCE price index rose 2 percent, the same as in March. The core index rose 1.8 percent, also the same as in the previous month. The core PCE index is the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation measure. The central bank has a 2 percent inflation target. Pce Price Index in the United States averaged 60.99 Index Points from 1959 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 114.51 Index Points in April of 2018 and a record low of 17.12 Index Points in January of 1959.

United States Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index
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United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.80 2.50 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 250.54 250.01 250.54 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 256.89 256.45 256.89 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.10 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 114.83 114.28 114.83 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.10 115.50 116.10 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.10 2.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.70 126.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 128.00 127.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.20 1.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 257.91 256.97 257.91 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 214.13 210.73 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 114.78 114.60 114.78 17.60 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 114.90 114.60 114.90 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 114.51 114.26 114.51 17.12 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.98 2.98 3.40 2.42 percent [+]

United States Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index

In the United States, the Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index provides a measure of the prices paid for domestic purchases of goods and services. While the Consumer Price Index assumes a fixed basket of goods and uses expenditure weights that do not change over time for several years, the Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index uses a chain index and resorts on expenditure data from the current period and the preceding period (known as Fisher Price Index). This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
114.51 114.26 114.51 17.12 1959 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
2009=100; SA

pce price index by Country
Country Last
United States 114.51 Apr/18