The core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index in the United States, which excludes prices of food and energy, increased 0.2 percent in December 2019, following a 0.1 percent rise in previous month and above market expectations of 0.1 percent. Core PCE inflation is the Fed's preferred measure of inflation and the central bank targets it at 2 percent. Year-on-year, the core index went up 1.6 percent, following a 1.5 percent increase in the previous month and matching market estimates.

Core Pce Price Index in the United States averaged 60.07 points from 1959 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 112.57 points in December of 2019 and a record low of 16.73 points in January of 1959. This page provides - United States Core Pce Price Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Core Pce Price Index in the United States is expected to be 118.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Core Pce Price Index in the United States to stand at 120.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Core Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index is projected to trend around 120.00 points in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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United States Core Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
112.57 112.31 112.57 16.73 1959 - 2019 points Monthly
2012=100; SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-20 03:00 PM Core PCE Price Index YoY Nov 1.6% 1.7% 1.6% 1.6%
2019-12-20 03:00 PM Core PCE Price Index MoM Nov 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
2020-01-31 01:30 PM Core PCE Price Index MoM Dec 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
2020-01-31 01:30 PM Core PCE Price Index YoY Dec 1.6% 1.5% 1.6% 1.6%


United States Core Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index
In the United States, the Core Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index provides a measure of the prices paid by people for domestic purchases of goods and services, excluding the prices of food and energy. The core PCE is the Fed's preferred inflation measure. The central bank has a 2 percent target.