Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Financial Accounts Guide

Series Structure

In the Financial Accounts, each series is identified by a string of patterned letters and numbers. This page provides a breakdown of what the letters and numbers represent in a series mnemonic.

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The prefix letters indicate the series type. For example, “FA” indicates a seasonally adjusted annual rate flow, while “FL” indicates a level that is not seasonally adjusted. The prefix box illustrates the relationships between series types.

PrefixMeaningDerivationExample
FAFlow, seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR)(FU + FS) * 4(FU152090005.Q + FS152090005.Q) * 4
FCChange in unadjusted levelFL - FL[t-1]FL152090005.Q - FL152090005.Q[t-1]
FGGrowth rate, seasonally adjusted (SA)FA / LA[t-1] *100FA152090005.Q / LA152090005.Q[t-1] * 100
FIIndexFL / 1000FL073164013.Q/1000
FLLevel, not seasonally adjusted (NSA)FL[t-1] + FU + FR + FVFL152090005.Q[t-1] + FU152090005.Q + FR152090005.Q + FV152090005.Q
FRRevaluationFL - FL[t-1] - FU - FVFL152090005.Q - FL152090005.Q[t-1] - FU152090005.Q - FV152090005.Q
FSSeasonal FactorFA / 4 - FUFA152090005.Q / 4 - FU152090005.Q
FUFlow, not seasonally adjusted (NSA)FL - FL[t-1] - FR - FV or FA/4 - FSFL152090005.Q - FL152090005.Q[t-1] - FR152090005.Q - FV152090005.Q or FA152090005.Q/4 - FS152090005.Q
FVOther changes in volumeFL - FL[t-1] - FU - FRFL152090005.Q - FL152090005.Q[t-1] - FU152090005.Q - FR152090005.Q
LALevel, seasonally adjusted (SA)LA[t-1] + FA/4 + FR + FVLA152090005.Q[t-1] + FA152090005.Q/4 + FR152090005.Q + FV152090005.Q
PCPercent change in index(FI - FI[t-1]) / FI[t-1](FI073164013.Q - FI073164013.Q[t-1]) / FI073164013.Q[t-1]

 

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Last update: March 6, 2014