Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization - G.17

G.17 Data Download Formats

The Federal Reserve provides the data from the G.17 release in multiple ways:

Data Download Program (DDP)

The Data Download Program allows you to retrieve data related to selected Federal Reserve Boad statistical releases, including the G.17. You may build your own custom data package or select a preformatted package. The Data Download Program allows for charting of selected data as well as downloading data in serveral different formats (i.e. Excel, CSV, XML (SDMX)).

Text Data Files

The files containing data from 1986 to present are updated each month as part of the G.17 release process.

The historical data, grouped by the table in which they appear in the G.17 release, are available in text files.

The format for each line in the files consists of an industry code, a year, and 12 months of data (to four decimal places) when available. The data have various start dates; the earliest is 1919.

Documentation for importing data into Microsoft Excel.

The data and the documentation files are available through the following links. (Tables 4 and 5 are indexes of series found in tables 1 and 2. Data and documentation for table 10 are available through the links for tables 1 and 2. Tables 11, 12, 13, and 14 of the release report a limited range of historical data for major aggregates found in other tables. These tables are, therefore, not reported here.)

  • Tables 1, 2 and 10: Industrial Production: Market and Industry Groups (including IP series from tables 1, 2, and tables 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E of the G.17 Supplement; also includes gross-value-weighted industrial production for stage-of-process groups found in table 10)
  • Table 3: Motor Vehicle Assemblies
  • Table 6: Diffusion Indexes of Industrial Production
  • Tables 7 and 8: Capacity Utilization and Industrial Capacity: Manufacturing, Mining, and Utilities (includes series from tables 7, 8, and tables 2, 3 of the G.17 Supplement)
  • Table 9: Industrial Production: Gross Value of Products
  • All Tables: Tables 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Relative Importance Weights for Seasonally Adjusted IP.
  • Discontinued Data: Electric Power Use: Manufacturing and Mining

Related Data

A separate set of data and documentation show the seasonally adjusted aggregate initial estimate of the Industrial Production index as it was originally published and subsequently revised during the normal four-month estimation period as was the practice up through March 2008.

The Federal Reserve also publishes some industrial data that are not part of the G.17 release:

  • August 2, 2016: The Federal Reserve released updated seasonal factors for auto and truck sales. A comma-delimited text file containing these seasonal factors is available for download.
  • August 2, 2016: The Federal Reserve released updated annual information on the real capital stock and real investment for detailed industries within the manufacturing sector based on a variety of data sources. These data by industry and broad asset class are provided to the National Bureau of Economic Research-Center for Economic Studies (NBER-CES) Manufacturing Industry Database.
  • April 15, 2016: An annual price index for computer storage equipment for the period 2002 through 2015 is now available. The index provides an estimate of year-to-year price changes for computer storage equipment assuming that the quality of the device is unchanged. Data from IDC, a company specializing in information technology industries, were used to construct a matched-model quarterly price index, which was then converted to an annual index. This annual price index was incorporated into the industrial production indexes for computer storage equipment at the time of the annual revision to the G.17 statistical release on industrial production and capacity utilization that was published on April 1, 2016. A comma-delimited text file containing annual data is available for download. More details are available here.
  • April 1, 2016: Seasonal factors for auto and truck production have been revised from January 1996 through October 2017. The seasonal factors will be revised again in March 2017. A comma-delimited text file containing these seasonal factors is available for download.
  • December 16, 2015: The Federal Reserve released updated microprocessor price index with new data for 2012 and 2013. This price index was previously issued in 2013 with data for 2007 through 2011. The updated price index was incorporated into the industrial production index for semiconductors and related electronic components published on July 21, 2015, as a part of the annual revision to the G.17 statistical release on industrial production and capacity utilization. A comma-delimited text file containing annual data is available for download.
  • August 7, 2015: The Federal Reserve released updated communications equipment price indexes. Comma-delimited text files containing quarterly and annual data are available for download
  • July 21, 2015: The Federal Reserve Board issued its annual revision to the index of industrial production (IP) and the related measures of capacity utilization on July 21, 2015. The classification system for the industry groups was advanced to the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and the comparison base year was advanced to 2012. See this notice for more details on the industry code changes.
  • June 26, 2013: Industrial Production Seasonal Adjustment Procedures. A file with detailed information on the procedures used to seasonally adjust the Industrial Production Indexes is now available for download.

Manufacturing Investment and Capital

G.17 data on investment and capital stocks by industry and broad asset class are provided to the National Bureau of Economic Research-Center for Economic Studies (NBER-CES) Manufacturing Industry Database. The NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database is publicly available and can be accessed here: http://www.nber.org/data/nberces.html.

International Data Submissions

G.17 data are provided to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of their Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus (SDDS+) program:

G.17 data are provided to the United Nations (UN) as part of their industrial statistics program. Unlike the G17, which is NAICS-based, the UN data are based on the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Rev. 4:

Notes

Historical release dates are also available.

Discontinued Data: Electric Power Use: Manufacturing and Mining. The Federal Reserve discontinued its survey of industrial electric power use with the publication on December 15, 2005, of data for October 2005. Although the indexes of electric power use will are no longer updated, the historical indexes will remain available.



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Last update: September 15, 2016