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fred/series

Description

Get an economic data series.

Examples

This request can return either XML or JSON by setting the file_type parameter to xml or json. Note that the default value of file_type is xml. The API key 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456' is for demonstration purposes only. Use a registered API key instead.

XML

Request (HTTPS GET)

https://api.stlouisfed.org/fred/series?series_id=GNPCA&api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456

Response

<seriess realtime_start="2013-08-14" realtime_end="2013-08-14">
<series id="GNPCA" realtime_start="2013-08-14" realtime_end="2013-08-14" title="Real Gross National Product" observation_start="1929-01-01" observation_end="2012-01-01" frequency="Annual" frequency_short="A" units="Billions of Chained 2009 Dollars" units_short="Bil. of Chn. 2009 $" seasonal_adjustment="Not Seasonally Adjusted" seasonal_adjustment_short="NSA" last_updated="2013-07-31 09:26:16-05" popularity="39" notes="BEA Account Code: A001RX1"/>
</seriess>

The series tag's notes attribute is optional.

JSON

Request (HTTPS GET)

https://api.stlouisfed.org/fred/series?series_id=GNPCA&api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456&file_type=json

Response

{
    "realtime_start": "2013-08-14",
    "realtime_end": "2013-08-14",
    "seriess": [
        {
            "id": "GNPCA",
            "realtime_start": "2013-08-14",
            "realtime_end": "2013-08-14",
            "title": "Real Gross National Product",
            "observation_start": "1929-01-01",
            "observation_end": "2012-01-01",
            "frequency": "Annual",
            "frequency_short": "A",
            "units": "Billions of Chained 2009 Dollars",
            "units_short": "Bil. of Chn. 2009 $",
            "seasonal_adjustment": "Not Seasonally Adjusted",
            "seasonal_adjustment_short": "NSA",
            "last_updated": "2013-07-31 09:26:16-05",
            "popularity": 39,
            "notes": "BEA Account Code: A001RX1"
        }
    ]
}

Parameters

api_key

Read API Keys for more information.

  • 32 character alpha-numeric lowercase string, required

file_type

A key or file extension that indicates the type of file to send.

  • string, optional, default: xml
  • One of the following values: 'xml', 'json'

    xml = Extensible Markup Language. The HTTP Content-Type is text/xml.
    json = JavaScript Object Notation. The HTTP Content-Type is application/json.

series_id

The id for a series.

  • string, required

realtime_start

The start of the real-time period. For more information, see Real-Time Periods.

  • YYYY-MM-DD formatted string, optional, default: today's date

realtime_end

The end of the real-time period. For more information, see Real-Time Periods.

  • YYYY-MM-DD formatted string, optional, default: today's date

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