The U.S. Department of Commerce said today in Washington that personal spending in the U.S. rose 0.2 percent in February, unchanged from the prior revised estimate and below economsts' average estimate of 0.4 percent.

Personal outlays increased a firm 0.8 percent last month, after rising a revised 0.4 percent in January, beating median estimates of 0.4 percent. The Fed's Favourite gauge of inflation, PCE Core stood at 0.1 percent as projected, from 0.2 percent.