Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Financial Accounts Guide

This interactive documentation serves as a guide to the data compiled and published as part of the “Financial Accounts of the United States” (Z.1) data release. The Z.1 includes flow of funds, balance sheet, and integrated macroeconomic account data. This comprehensive documentation system is designed to help a user understand the links between series and underlying source data by providing the capability to search or browse the vast amount of information underlying the Z.1.

The two options below offer different ways to view the structure of these accounts. Option 1 allows a user to search series mnemonics, or names, and descriptions. Expand the “Tips” to see the syntax that can be used to create different searches and filter search results. Option 2 displays a list of all tables published in the Z.1 data release and some international data submissions tables, linking the user to information associated with each table.

Option 1: Search

Tips on how to search
Search Meaning Example
57? searches for codes that begin with 57 573065103
?03 searches for codes that end in 03 723065403
corporate  searches tables for corporate corporate
136 searches for codes containing 136 136006003, 175013663, 114586136
"X Y" searches for exact phrase X Y "Mutual Funds"

Option 2: Browse tables


New Enhanced Financial Accounts Projects and Updates

Two new Enhanced Financial Accounts (EFA) projects are now available online at The first project provides state-level detail on the funding status of state and local government employee defined benefit (DB) retirement plans, and the second provides additional detail on the loan assets of U.S. depository institutions by reporting mortgage and consumer loan portfolios broken down by the banks' estimates of the probability of default. In addition, data for November 2015 are now available for investment holdings of U.S. money market funds and data for 2015:Q3 are available for Syndicated Loan Portfolios of Financial Institutions.

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Last update: March 6, 2014