CE Databases

This page provides tools to access CE data.

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Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)
    Data Finder for Consumer Expenditure One Screen Data Search for Consumer Expenditure Multi Screen Data Search for Consumer Expenditure Tables for Consumer Expenditure Text Files for Consumer Expenditure
  • Data Finder allows you to search for selected time series for variables by characteristics, create charts and tables, and export the data into XLSX and CSV.
  • One-Screen Data Search allows you to produce customized time series by households and their characteristics. Data can be exported into XLSX through a single-screen form. This feature requires a Java-enabled browser.
  • Multi-Screen Data Search allows you to produce customized time series by households and their characteristics. Data can be exported into XLSX through a multi-screen form. This feature can be used without a Java-enabled browser.
  • Tables link to the CE tables page.
  • Text Files allow users to obtain information needed to generate time series using the series report. The files are organized as series files providing information regarding series identification codes, mapping files containing explanatory code descriptions, and data files containing one line of data for each observation period. More information about these files is provided in this document.

The next data release will be on September 11, 2018.

The Series Report tool allows users to generate tables by inputting series identifiers. You can create series IDs with the One-Screen Data Search and the Multi-Screen Data Search. Click through the options, and the tool provides the series ID.