The PCE inflation gauge preferred by the Federal Reserve is forecast to rise 0.7% in May. The core rate, which excludes food and gas, is seen increasing 0.4%. The 12-month rate of increase in the PCE is expected to rise slightly from 6.3% in the prior month, but the yearly gain in the core rate could slip to 4.8% from 4.9%.
Consumer spending is forecast to climb 0.4% — below the rate of inflation. Personal income is estimated to have risen 0.4%.