The real-time data set consists of vintages, or snapshots, of time series of major macroeconomic variables. The data set may be used by macroeconomic researchers to verify empirical results, to analyze policy, or to forecast. New vintages are added shortly after the 15th day of the middle month of each quarter.
New File Format
Please note that the data files have been changed to a different format and now have a .xlsx extension instead of .xls.
Download: Complete vintage history. For each variable, you can download the complete time-series history for each vintage. Data are for the levels of variables.
Download: Only first-, second-, and third-release values. For selected variables, you can download the first-, second-, and third-release values. Data are for period-over-period growth rates (variables that trend) or levels (variables that do not trend).
To understand the purposes and structure of the data set, please read one of the following documents.