“Real-Time” data links:
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US Data and Sources
- ALFRED: ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRB St. Louis)
- Real Time Data Research Center (FRB Philadelphia)
- Previously Published Estimates (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
- Historical Materials (FOMC)
- FRASER: Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRB St. Louis)
EU and International Sources
- Original Release Data and Revisions Database (OECD)
- Real-Time Historical Database for the OECD
(Fernandez, Koenig and Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy)
- Real-Time Database (European Central Bank)
- Releases prior to 2015 are here.
- EABCN National RTDB
Links to above ECB database and some databases for EABCN members only. When last checked, this had data for Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK.
- Economic Outlook (OECD – includes projections)
- World Economic Outlook Databases (IMF – includes projections)
Other National Sources
- Office of National Statistics (Just search for the series you need, then look for the revision triangle.)
- Bank of England Fan Charts
- Bank of England Gross Domestic Product Real-Time Database
Aggregate & Components, Income and Expenditure side, Real & Nominal & Deflators (Since January 1990)
Germany: Real-Time Data (Deutsche Bundesbank)
- Real-Time CANSIM (Statistics Canada)
“Initially, the tables will contain vintages of data as of January 2015. However, some may be expanded to provide users with a longer time series.”
20 CANSIM tables covering National Accounts; Balance of Payments; Wholesale & Retail Trade; International Trade; Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours;
- Bank of Canada Staff Economic Projection Database
Just over 20 policy-relevant variables, mostly National Accounts but also unemployment, some prices, output gaps and interest rates. Quarterly vintages mostly from the 1980s or 90s onwards (some series have gaps.)
“These forecasts are provided to Governing Council in preparation for monetary policy decisions. They are saved along with the relevant historical real-time data and released once a year with a five-year lag.”
- Department of Finance Survey of Private Sector Economic Forecasters (since 1994)
New Zealand: Real-Time GDP Data (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
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