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Dallas Fed Trimmed Mean PCE 2.0 Percent for 12 Months Through December

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2019

DALLAS—The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate over the 12 months ending in December was 2.0 percent—unchanged from November—according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The one-month annualized rate of Trimmed Mean PCE inflation was 1.7 percent.

The overall personal consumption expenditures (PCE) inflation rate for December, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), was 1.7 percent on a 12-month basis and an annualized 0.7 percent for the month; the inflation rate for PCE excluding food and energy was 1.9 percent on a 12-month basis and an annualized 2.3 percent for the month.

The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate is an alternative measure of core inflation in the price index for PCE. It is calculated by the Dallas Fed using data from the BEA.

Due to the government shutdown, which delayed the releases of the BEA’s Personal Outlays report, the Dallas Fed will be releasing trimmed-mean PCE inflation data one month behind its normal schedule until April 29, 2019.

Next release: March 29

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Media contact:
Jennifer Chamberlain
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-6748
Email: jennifer.chamberlain@dal.frb.org