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Statistics and Data

This guide provides resources for finding statistics.

US Data

The BEA promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing economic accounts data.

Data Measured:
GDP and National Accounts
Industry Data
International Trade and Investment Data
Regional Estimates including GDP by state, State Personal Income, and Regional Multipliers

The BEA measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy; its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Inflation & Prices
Spending & Time use
Pay & Benefits
Workplace Injuries

The U.S. Census Bureau provides data about the people and economy of the United States. 

Types of Data Collected:
Census of Population and Housing - count of every resident in the U.S. taken every 10 years
Economic Census - five-year measure of businesses and the economy
Census of Governments - identifies the scope and nature of state and local governemnts, including finance, public employment and classifications
American Community Survey - ongoing statistical survey that samples a percentage of the population every year

FHFA experts provide reliable data, including all states, about activity in the U.S. mortgage market through its House Price Index, Refinance Report, Foreclosure Prevention Report, and Performance Report.‚Äč

Data Sets:
Conforming Loan Limits
Countercyclical Stress Paths
Current Market Data

  • Residential Mortgage Deb Outstanding - Enterprise Share, 1990 - 2010
  • Single-Family Mortgages Originated and Outstanding, 1990 - 2011 Q2
  • Treasury and Federal Reserve Purchase Programs for GSE and Mortgage-Related Securities

Federal Home Loan Bank Member Data
House Price Index
Monthly Interest Rate Survey Data
Public User Databases

  • Low-Income Areas and Designated Disaster Areas Data
  • Multifamily Data
  • Multifamily Unit-Class Data
  • Profiles of Mortgages Purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Single Family Data

Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct innovative research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance.

Data Releases:

  • Bank Assets and Liabilities
  • Bank Structure Data
  • Business Finance
  • Dealer Financing Terms
  • Exchange Rates and International Data
  • Financial Accounts
  • Household Finance
  • Industrial Activity
  • Interest Rates
  • Money Stock and Reserve Balances

Export Statistics
Import Statistics

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • E-Commerce
  • Energy
  • Environmental Industries
  • Financial Services
  • Health
  • Information and Telecomm
  • Machinery
  • Metals
  • Textiles and Apparel
  • Service Industries
  • Travel and Tourism

The USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) contains nearly 2,500 reports and datasets from several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly.

Agricultural Marketing Service - quality grade standards for agricultural commodities
Economic Research Service - economic research on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America
Foreign Agricultural Service - foreign market access, global marketplace, and assistance to foreign countries
National Agricultural Statistics Service - monthly and annual surveys of production, supply, prices, and other information on agricultural operations
World Agricultural Outlook Board - focal point for economic intelligence and the commodity outlook for U.S. and world agriculture
Albert R. Man Library at Cornell University

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.