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

Announcements

Z.1 release: 2016:Q3 data now available for the Financial Accounts of the United States
2016-12-08

This release incorporates several revisions, structural changes, and enhancements. Major changes are described in the "Release Highlights" section of the publication. These and other changes, such as code changes, are also described in the online Financial Accounts Guide (www.federalreserve.gov/apps/fof/). Effective since the September 16, 2016 Z.1 release, the file structure of the Z.1 release now consists of a single Z.1 PDF, corresponding HTML tables, and single set of compressed CSV files with accompanying data dictionary text files. As previously announced, compressed PRN files are no longer produced. Data are available for download through the Federal Reserve Data Download Program (DDP). Series that appear in published tables are available immediately. Underlying detail series are generally available for download within two business days of the Z.1 release. The next Z.1 release will be Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 12:00 noon.

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Last update: March 10, 2016