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


Structure change to CSV files

In response to user feedback and to meet accessibility requirements, the format of the new compressed CSV files has changed since their June introduction ( Specifically, these files now show additional precision and now only include series mnemonics and data values. For each CSV file, a corresponding data dictionary text file will be provided with additional series-level information. To help users transition to the new file format, updated compressed PRN files will also be posted with the September 16, 2016 release.

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Last update: March 10, 2016