Greenbook Historical and Forecast Data: Alternative Formats

Row Format: Philadelphia Fed's Greenbook Data Set: Row Format.
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Each row represents the historical and forecast values from the specified Greenbook and variable. The Excel workbook contains 16 worksheets. The first worksheet ("Documentation") includes descriptive information about the Greenbook projections, variable names, data transformations, units of the data, and how the data are organized. The next 15 worksheets contain the Greenbook historical values and projections: There is one worksheet for each variable. Each worksheet organizes the data in the same manner: (1) Each row corresponds to a different Greenbook publication date; (2) The columns give historical values and the forecasts for that Greenbook. For each Greenbook, the data set provides values for (at most) the four quarters that precede the nowcast quarter, the nowcast quarter, and (at most) the following nine quarters.

Column Format: Each column represents the historical and forecast values from the specified Greenbook and variable. Choose the variable listed below.

Variables for Column Format
All Variables
Real GDP (gRGDP: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
GDP Price Inflation (gPGDP: Q/Q; Annualized Percentage Points)
Unemployment Rate (UNEMP: Level; Percentage Points)
Headline CPI Inflation (gPCPI: Q/Q; Annualized Percentage Points)
Core CPI Inflation (gPCPIX: Q/Q; Annualized Percentage Points)
Headline PCE Inflation (gPPCE: Q/Q; Annualized Percentage Points)
Core PCE Inflation (gPPCEX: Q/Q; Annualized Percentage Points)
Real Personal Consumption Expenditures (gRPCE: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
Real Business Fixed Investment (gRBF: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
Real Residential Investment (gRRES: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
Real Federal Government C and GI (gRGOVF: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
Real State and Local Government C and GI (gRGOVSL: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
Nominal GDP (gNGDP: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)
Housing Starts (HSTART: Level; Millions of Units; Annual Rate)
Industrial Production Index (gIP: Q/Q Growth; Annualized Percentage Points)

Resources

  • Documentation: See this file for technical details on how the data set was organized and for information on all the variables.

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