The H.6 release, published monthly, provides measures of the monetary aggregates (M1 and M2) and their components.

M1 and M2 are progressively more inclusive measures of money: M1 is included in M2. M1 consists of the most liquid forms of money, namely currency, demand deposits, and other liquid deposits. Other liquid deposits includes ATS and NOW accounts, share draft accounts, and savings deposits. The non-M1 components of M2 are small-denomination time deposits and retail money market funds.

Historical release data are available in the Board’s Data Download Program. Monthly average data are available back to January 1959. Weekly average data are available as far back as 1975, with the specific start date depending on the release item. Weekly average, nonseasonally adjusted data are available through the last week of the latest month published on the monthly H.6 statistical release. Weekly average, seasonally adjusted data are only available through the week ending February 1, 2021.

Historical Performance Evaluations

December 2015

December 2012

December 2009

Discontinuance of M3 Back to Top

Last Update: March 23, 2021