Original Vintage Data Sources

“Real-Time” data links:

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US Data and Sources

EU and International Sources

Other National Sources


Germany: Real-Time Data (Deutsche Bundesbank)

China: Real-Time Data (Prof. Sinclair, George Washington U.)


  • 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)

Australia: Real-Time Macroeconomic Database (U. Melbourne Macroeconomics Research Unit)

New Zealand: Real-Time GDP Data (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)

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