Federal Reserve Economic Data: Your trusted data source since 1991

FRED Add-In for Microsoft® Excel®

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Data (FRED) Add-In is free software that will significantly reduce the amount of time you spend collecting and organizing macroeconomic data.

The FRED Add-in provides free access to over 820,000 data series from various sources (e.g., BEA, BLS, Census, and OECD) directly through Microsoft Excel.

Key Features

  • One-click instant download of economic time series.
  • Instant refresh and update spreadsheets with newly released data.
  • Quick and easy data frequency conversion and growth rate calculations.


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Terms of Use

User Guide


New Features

  • Simplified selection of data frequency (eg, monthly, MONTHLY, M, or m)
  • Descriptors for frequency (eg, biweekly, ending Monday), aggregation method (eg, sum, average, end of period), and seasonal adjustment
  • Improved data return speed

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