Federal Reserve Economic Data (USA)
FRED, the U.S. Federal Reserve economic data portal provides access to over 800,000 time series from 110 national and international sources. Data are collated by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and presented in eight thematic categories: Academic data; Money, banking, and finance; National accounts; Population, employment and labour markets; Production and business activity; Prices; International data, and U.S. regional data.
The Federal Reserve provides tools for data mining, analysis, visualisation and downloading via Excel add-in. Full details are in the data tools directory.
ALFRED provides vintage versions of economic data, including original (unrevised) data releases. Full details are in the guide Capturing Data as it Happens.
CASSIDI (Competitive Analysis and Structure Source Instrument for Depository Institutions) is a Federal Reserve resource with data and tools for the analysis of the US banking sector.
FRASER is the Federal Reserve economic history portal, providing archival collections, policy documents and statistical data. Historical records can be browsed by subject-headings including monetary policy, business cycles and industrial production.
GeoFRED (Geographical Economic Data) presents interactive tools for generating thematic data maps. The unit of territory can be defined at the global, regional, state or sub-state.
The Center for Microeconomic Data at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York provides individual level financial and nonfinancial data on "economic conditions, expectations, and behavior in the United States. Key research includes the Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit (based on the New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel) and the Survey of Consumer Expectations."
Start-dates vary by series and geographical unit. Users should explore ALFRED for longer historical time-series and original release versions. The Federal Reserve continuously expands historical coverage.
EUI users also have access to these data resources:
- The Data Tools directory lists analytical resources for users of FRED and ALFRED
- The Tutorials directory provides training on data analysis, visualisation and downloading
- The Categories section provides a breakout menu for locating sources and series.
Data are accessible via the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) portal.
Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]
Page last updated on 21 July 2023