Economic Data

Data available from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This page contains access to data series in html and xls formats as well as PDFs.

Economic Indicators

Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index designed to better gauge overall economic activity and inflationary pressure.

National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

The Chicago Fed’s National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI) provides a comprehensive weekly update on U.S. financial conditions in money markets, debt and equity markets, and the traditional and “shadow” banking systems. Because U.S. economic and financial conditions tend to be highly correlated, we also present an alternative index, the adjusted NFCI (ANFCI). This index isolates a component of financial conditions uncorrelated with economic conditions to provide an update on financial conditions relative to economic conditions.

Midwest Economy Index (MEI)

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) is a monthly index designed to measure growth in nonfarm business activity in the Seventh Federal Reserve District. It serves as a regional counterpart to the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI).

Starting with the November 30, 2011, MEI release, the Chicago Fed has provided a quarterly estimate of annual growth in gross state product (GSP) for each of the Seventh Federal Reserve District states. For details on the model used to generate the estimates, please consult this Chicago Fed Letter article.

Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions (CFSBC)

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The Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions (CFSBC) is a survey of business contacts conducted to support the Seventh Federal Reserve District’s contribution to the Beige Book. Results are released at 3:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. CT) on the same day of the official release of the Beige Book.

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI)

The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI) is a monthly estimate by major industry of manufacturing output in the Seventh Federal Reserve District states of lllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. It is a composite index of 15 manufacturing industries that uses hours worked data to measure monthly changes in regional activity.

Chicago Fed Income-Based Economic Index (IBEX)

The Chicago Fed IBEX® is a series of economic statistics that measure the economic experience of particular income and demographic groups. The IBEX groups include the elderly and the working poor, as well as groupings by education, income quartile and race.


The IBEX 12 Month Inflation Rates provide a monthly chain-weighted inflation measure for more than 30 socioeconomic and demographic groups, as well as the overall urban population. The inflation rates are updated annually in the first quarter of each year when new data for expenditures are available.


The IBEX Consumer Sentiment (IBEX-CS) provides a monthly and quarterly index of consumer sentiment for 46 groups and the overall urban population.

Annual Change in Farmland Values in the Seventh District

This chart shows the average annual change in farmland values for the Seventh District. Farmland values account for a significant part of farm sector asset values and equity. As such, the movement in farmland values is an important indicator of agriculture's economic health.


Source: Land Value and Credit Conditions Survey, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


The Michigan Retail Index is a monthly broad-based gauge of key retail activity in Michigan. A new index is released by the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The index is based on a monthly survey of MRA members. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago assists in collecting, compiling and interpreting the survey data.


More about the Release

Latest Release

Every month, a survey press release with the most current numbers, analysis and forecast for the next quarter is released in the last week of the month.


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Commercial Banking Data and Call Reports

Bank Holding Company Data

Financial data are available for:


  • FR Y-9C—All domestic bank holding companies on a consolidated basis;
  • FR Y-9LP—All large domestic bank holding companies on an unconsolidated parent only basis; and
  • FR Y-9SP—All small domestic bank holding companies on an unconsolidated parent basis, including balance sheet and income information for all three catagories.

Call Reports

Report of Condition and Income (call reports) data are available for all banks regulated by the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Comptroller of the Currency. All financial data are on an individual bank basis. Data on this site are available from 1976 to 2010 in zipped SAS XPORT format datasets. To view and download data, please visit the commercial data webpage.

Please Note: Beginning with the March 31, 2011, Report of Condition, the commercial bank data will only be available from the FFIEC Central Data Repository's Public Data Distribution website.