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.
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.
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.
|Interview (zip) (88.1 MB) |||EXPN (zip) (18.6 MB) |||Diary (zip) (14.2 MB)|
|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)|
|Interview (zip) (74.0 MB) |||EXPN (zip) (14.6 MB) |||Diary (zip) (11.6 MB)|
The documentation zip file contains user guides and documentation, data dictionaries, parameter files, and sample programs.
If you have comments or questions, please contact us via email.
Last Modified Date: January 28, 2014