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View consumption details

Last Updated: May 19, 2022

You can view the bills and consumption details of elastic container instances in the Billing Management console.

View bills by using the Elastic Container Instance console

  1. Log on to the Elastic Container Instance console.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Expenses to go to the Billing Management console.

  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Spending Summary > Spending Summary.

  4. On the Bills page, switch tabs to view bills and consumption details.

    • Click the Overview tab to view the total cost.

      On the Overview tab, the billing information is displayed by service name and billing cycle. Each service has one billing record for each billing cycle.

    • Click the Bills tab to view billing information.

      On the Bills tab, the consumption information is displayed by order and settlement cycle.


      Bills are generated for elastic container instances every hour. However, you can view a bill on the Elastic Container Instance console 3 hours after the bill is generated. For example, at 11:00:00, you can view the bills generated for the billing cycle from 08:00:00 to 09:00:00 that day.

    • Click the Details tab to view billing details.

      You can filter billing details by statistical item and period. The consumption details include the billable items, usage, price, and deduction details of each service.

    For example, if you want to view the billing details of elastic container instances for December 2020, you can filter bills based on the conditions shown in the following figure.Bills for services on the International site (


  • You can click Customize Column Options in the upper-right corner of the bill detail list and select the columns that you want to display.

  • You can click Export Billing Overview (CSV) in the upper-right corner of the bill detail list to export the billing details to your computer. This way, you can view and analyze the billing details on your computer.

Query bills by calling an API operation

You can call the API operations listed in the following table to query bills. When you call the API operations to query the bills of elastic container instances, specify the BillingCycle parameter based on your business requirements and set ProductCode to eci.





Queries the overview of bills or overall consumption information.



Queries bill information, including the consumption information of each order and each settlement cycle.



Queries consumption details by statistic item such as instance or billable item.