Text Data File Format

Each series begins with a description line followed by a number of data lines.

  • Description line: series code and description in double quotes
  • Data line:
    • Field 1 (Position 1-16) : series code in double quotes, padded with blanks
    • Field 2 (Position 17-20) : year, in YYYY format
    • Field 3 (Position 21-25) : blank spaces
    • Field 4 (Position 26-142): 12 months of data; 10 positions per month including decimal and 4 decimal places.

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Last Update: March 31, 2017