Personal Consumption Expenditures by State
Growth in state personal consumption expenditures (PCE) – the measure of goods and services purchased by or on behalf of households – decelerated to 3.6 percent on average in 2015 from 4.4 percent in 2014. In 2015, PCE growth ranged from 1.5 percent in Wyoming to 5.0 percent in Florida.
In 2015, the fastest growing categories of expenditures across all states were food services and accommodations, health care and other nondurable goods. These categories along with housing and utilities were also the largest contributors to growth in total PCE by state.
Per capita PCE by state measures average PCE spending per person in a state. Across all states, per capita total PCE was $38,196. Per capita PCE by state ranged from a high of $49,717 in Massachusetts to a low of $29,330 in Mississippi.
PCE by state data for 16 expenditure categories are shown for the U.S. and by state in the interactive table in this section.
Personal Consumption Expenditure by Category
PCE by state is the state counterpart of the Nation's personal consumption expenditures (PCE). PCE by state measures the goods and services purchased by or on behalf of households and the net expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving households (NPISHs) by state of residence for all states and DC. PCE by state reflects spending on activities that are attributable to the residents of a state, even when those activities take place outside of the state. Per capita PCE by state measures average PCE spending per person in a state.
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Regional Economic Information System
Patterns of Per Capita Personal Consumption Expenditures by State
The following graphic shows patterns of percent change in total PCE 2010-2015 by state labeled with 2015 per capita total PCE. Use CVGIS project to examine PCE by types and different years. Integrate additional subject matter and types of geography. Click graphic for larger view with details.
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Per Capita Personal Consumption Expenditures by Type and State: 2010-2015
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- per capita PCE 2010
- per capita PCE 2011
- per capita PCE 2012
- per capita PCE 2013
- per capita PCE 2014
- per capita PCE 2015
- Change per capita PCE 2010-15
- %Change per capita PCE 2010-15
About these Data
The Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) estimates are an integral part of the U.S. national income and product accounts (NIPA). PCE is the primary measure of consumer spending on goods and services in the U.S. economy. It accounts for about two-thirds of domestic final spending, and thus it is the primary engine that drives future economic growth. PCE shows how much of the income earned by households is being spent on current consumption as opposed to how much is being saved for future consumption. PCE also provides a comprehensive measure of types of goods and services that are purchased by households. PCE shows, for example, the portion of spending that is accounted for by discretionary items, such as motor vehicles, or the adjustments that consumers make to changes in prices, such as a sharp run-up in gasoline prices.
The State PCE estimates are developed as an annually updated time series by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The 2016 estimates will be available in October 2017.
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