Economic Data Added to Intrinio API

Rachel Carpenter
January 6, 2016

We're pleased to announce that Intrinio now offers full access to over 200,000 Economic Data Series through our API and Excel add-in.

The full list of 200,000 different series is available on the Federal Reserve Economic Data Website.

Now, in addition to analyzing our wealth of financial data, you can analyze thousands of economic data points to help you understand the economy on different levels. You can now use Intrinio to pull in economic data to compare a company’s performance to various measures of growth or production. For example, you can see that mining equipment purchases are down, which means production growth may stall in the future years. To understand that correlation, you might build statistical analyses based on historical data for the company relative to the historical economic data. Combined with the rest of our data offering (stock prices, fundamentals, metrics, ratios, earnings estimates, news, etc.), Intrinio users have comprehensive access to the information they need to make informed, intelligent investment decisions - without breaking the bank.

Example Economic Data Series

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Velocity of M2 Money Stock
  • Civilian Unemployment Rate
  • Effective Federal Funds Rate
  • U.S./EURO Foreign Exchange Rate
  • University of Michigan: Consumer Sentiment
  • BofA Merrill Lynch US Corporate BBB Effective Yield
  • Gold Fixing Price 10:30 A.M. (London time) in London Bullion Market, based in U.S. Dollars
  • Real Retail and Food Services Sales
  • AND 199,991 MORE.......


The index symbol is the same as the Series ID on FRED, but you put a "$" before the Series ID for our API to recognize it. For equity data, we call the company like this -> "AAPL"For Federal Reserve Economic Data Series, we call the series like this -> "$GDPC96"(this returns Real Gross Domestic Product, 3 Decimal)

Below is an example of the return values when you use the API to query historical quarterly GDP.
Intrinio API Economic Data Series return values in the browser

Remember, you can search through the full 200,000 on the Federal Reserve Economic Data website.

Enjoy our new Economic Data feature! If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please reach out to our support team by clicking the green button in the bottom right hand corner of your screen at

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