Consumer Expenditure Survey

2012 CE Public-Use Microdata

The 2012 public-use microdata (PUMD) were released to the public for free download on September 10, 2013. The zip files below contain the 2012 PUMD data and documentation.

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About 2012 CE PUMD

The 2012 PUMD release only included minimal changes to the data from the previous year. Changes include:

For an exhaustive list of changes, please read through the Interview and Diary documentations, which are included in the 2012 documentation zipped file.

2012 CE PUMD Files

To learn how to download the zip files below, please see Instructions for Downloading Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata and Documentation. Also, a 'Getting Started Guide' (PDF) is available to those who are new to CE PUMD.

  • SAS
    Interview (zip) (88.1 MB) | EXPN (zip) (18.6 MB) | Diary (zip) (14.2 MB)
  • SPSS
    Interview (zip) (117.5 MB) | EXPN (zip) (27.9 MB) | Diary (zip) (19.5 MB)
    Interview (zip) (70.7 MB) | EXPN (zip) (12.8 MB) | Diary (zip) (11.4 MB)
  • ASCII (Comma-Delimited)
    Interview (zip) (74.0 MB) | EXPN (zip) (14.6 MB) | Diary (zip) (11.6 MB)

    2012 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.

    2012 Microdata Documentation

    Note: The 2012 documentation below is a subset of files included in the documentation zip file above.

    If you have comments or questions, please contact us via email.

    Last Modified Date: January 28, 2014

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