Consumer Expenditure Survey

2007 CE Public-Use Microdata

The 2007 public-use microdata (PUMD) were originally released to the public on February 9, 2009. One erratum was issued after the release. The zip files below contain the most recent version (January 28, 2010) of the 2007 PUMD. Addenda have been incorporated into these files.

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About 2007 CE PUMD

In 2007 several instances occurred where two or more UCCs were combined into a single UCC. While the changes were made to minimize any negative effect on the data, it should still be noted that some definitions of items have changed. Other highlights from 2007 include:

2007 CE PUMD Files

To learn how to download the zip files below, please see Instructions for Downloading Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata and Documentation. See the 2007 read me text file for a listing and information about the 2007 PUMD files. Also, a 'Getting Started' guide (PDF) is available to those who are new to CE PUMD.

  • SAS
  • Interview (zip) (68.3 MB) | EXPN (zip) (19.3 MB) | Diary (zip) (14.6 MB)
  • SPSS
  • Interview (zip) (83.9 MB) | EXPN (zip) (30.3 MB) | Diary (zip) (20.4 MB)
  • Interview (zip) (55.9 MB) | EXPN (zip) (13.8 MB) | Diary (zip) (10.6 MB)
  • ASCII (Comma-Delimited)
  • Interview (zip) (61.4 MB) | EXPN (zip) (15.9 MB) | Diary (zip) (11.8 MB)

    2007 documentation

    The documentation zip file contains user guides and documentation, data dictionaries, parameter files, and sample programs.

    If the information is not accessible to you due to a disability, please contact us via email. Please provide the location of the requested information, the desired format, and a mailing address in case we have to mail the information to you.

    2007 Microdata Documentation

    Note: The 2007 documentation below is a subset of files included in the documentation zip file above.

    2007 Microdata Errata

    This section lists all the errata that were issued for the 2007 PUMD release.

    Please note: the files available for download already have the necessary addenda applied. The users need not apply any addenda themselves.


    Brief description

    January 28, 2010

    An error was found in the release of the public-use Interview Expenditure (EXPN) files, affecting data from 2001 through 2007. Due to an error in processing, select records are missing from the FRB01-FRB07 and UTP07 files. Note that the corresponding UCCs and expenditure amounts in the MTBI files were not affected by this error. For more information read the full erratum notice (PDF).

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    Last Modified Date: March 5, 2014

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