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Personal Consumption Expenditures by State: About BEA Personal Consumption Expenditures

Provides an overview of the Personal Consumption Expenditures dataset, produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and tips for searching the dataset in Data Planet Statistical Datasets and Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference.

About BEA Personal Consumption Expenditures by State

This dataset provides prototype estimates of personal consumption expenditures (PCE) for states in 16 expenditure categories that correspond to the national-level expenditure categories published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). PCE represents the goods and services purchased by or on behalf of households, plus the purchases of nonprofit institutions serving households, and includes expenditures of residents on activities outside of the state. The estimates are provided for eight categories of goods and seven categories of services, and for net expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving households. The PCE-by-state estimates are reported in current dollars, and reflect variation in both prices and quantities. These prototype statistics will be further assessed, with continued review of the estimation methodology and incorporation of improved data sources, and BEA projects a release of official statistics in 2015.

For more information, visit the BEA website.

Personal Consumption Expenditures Indicators: DataSheet and Search Examples

Clink on the links below to view DataSheets comprising statistical abstracts complete with infographics of metrics associated with personal consumption expenditures in US states in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference. From the infographic, you can also enter Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to further manipulate the data and explore relationships between these statistics and other indicators in the vast Data-Planet repository. [Note that when you are logged into Statistical Ready Reference, you can also create an updated version of the DataSheet to view the latest version of the data.]

The indicators below are linked to DataSheets. These are just a sampling to give you an idea of the granularity of the available data. There are many, many more indicators on this topic in the repository  - use additional search terms or contact your library staff for help in formulating your search strategy.

Personal Consumption Expenditures: Shows prototype estimates of personal consumption expenditures on recreational goods and vehicles in Colorado.

Personal Consumption Expenditures per Capita: Shows prototype estimates of personal consumption expenditures per capita in Michigan.

Personal Consumption Expenditures Percent Change: Shows year-to-year percent change in personal consumption expenditures in Florida.

Sample DataSheet: Expenditures on Housing and Utilities Services - Kentucky

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