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FRED & DDP Partnership

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Federal Reserve Board are working together to expand options for finding, accessing, and visualizing data from the Board’s Data Download Program (DDP): All releases available through the DDP are now accessible within Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED). DDP users will still be able to access the Board’s existing DDP service, including the ability to download preformatted release packages or customized subsets of releases.

The Board and the FRED Team are working to expedite the availability of DDP releases in FRED and enhance this data service to better meet the needs of the public. New capabilities and enhancements in FRED include the following:

  • a new Board DDP data landing page in FRED
  • keyword search functionality to find DDP and related data
  • graphs and maps that can be tailored by units, frequency, and color
  • personalized dashboards that can be used to update and share graphs
  • access to vintage versions of economic data as they were featured on historic dates
  • application programming interface (API) for programmers to build applications that source data from FRED
  • Microsoft Excel add-in for instant data updates
  • applications available for iOS and Android devices

FRED launched in 1991 and now includes over 300 macroeconomic-related data releases from a variety of source providers. FRED continues to expand its data offerings to serve its users, which include policymakers, students, business professionals, and others interested in economic data.

For questions on DDP data, please continue to contact the Board via the data source in the Economic Data drop-down menu of Contact us.

For questions on FRED functionality, please contact FRED.

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