Economy US annual inflation measures jump Updated : April 30, 2018 07:22 PM IST Annual inflation readings in March of last year were held down by large declines in the price of cell phone service plans. Consumer prices as measured by the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index jumped 2.0% year-on-year last month. The PCE price index was unchanged on a monthly basis after advancing 0.2% in February. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.