2006 News Releases

For immediate release: October 30, 2006

Dallas Fed Trimmed Mean PCE 1.7% in September

DALLAS—The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate for September was 1.7 percent at an annualized rate, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The overall Personal Consumption Expenditures inflation rate for September, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, was an annualized –3.7 percent, while the inflation rate for PCE excluding food and energy was an annualized 2.1 percent.

For the 12-month period ending in September, the Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate was 2.6 percent. Over the same 12 months, the price index for overall PCE rose 2.0 percent and the price index for PCE excluding food and energy rose 2.4 percent.

The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate for the 6-month period ending in September was 2.7 percent, annualized. Over the same 6 months, the price index for overall PCE rose an annualized 2.5 percent and the price index for PCE excluding food and energy rose an annualized 2.4 percent.

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.

For more information on the Trimmed Mean PCE, visit www.dallasfed.org.

Next release: November 30

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