Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Financial Accounts Guide

This interactive documentation serves as a guide to the data compiled and published as part of the “Financial Accounts of the United States” (Z.1) data release, previously called the “Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States”. The Z.1 includes flow of funds, balance sheet, and integrated macroeconomic account data. This comprehensive documentation system is designed to help a user understand the links between series and underlying source data by providing the capability to search or browse the vast amount of information underlying the Z.1.

The two options below offer different ways to view the structure of these accounts. Option 1 allows a user to search series mnemonics, or names, and descriptions. Expand the “Tips” to see the syntax that can be used to create different searches and filter search results. Option 2 displays a list of all tables published in the Z.1 data release and some international data submissions tables, linking the user to information associated with each table.

Option 1: Search

Tips on how to search
Search Meaning Example
57? searches for codes that begin with 57 573065103
?03 searches for codes that end in 03 723065403
corporate  searches tables for corporate corporate
136 searches for codes containing 136 136006003, 175013663, 114586136
"X Y" searches for exact phrase X Y "Mutual Funds"

Option 2: Browse tables

Announcements

Next Z.1 release date is Thursday June 5, 2014; at 12:00 noon
2014-03-06

Some series identifiers for data in the Financial Accounts have been changed to make the coding more consistent across instrument categories. In addition, new series have been added while others have been discontinued. A list of these code changes, effective with the release on March 6, 2014, is available online at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/fof/CodeChange.aspx

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Last update: March 6, 2014