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Excel 2010
Excel 2013

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Older versions of the add-in are available for download, but are no longer supported.
Windows, Excel 2007
Apple OSX

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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 spent collecting and organizing macroeconomic data. The FRED add-in provides free access to over 220,000 data series from various sources (e.g., BEA, BLS, Census, and OECD) directly through Microsoft Excel.

* The 64-bit compatability issue has been fixed as of July 26, 2013.

Key Features:

  • One-click instant download of economic time series.
  • Browse the most popular data and search the FRED database.
  • Quick and easy data frequency conversion and growth rate calculations.
  • Instantly refresh and update spreadsheets with newly released data.
  • Create graphs with NBER recession shading and an auto update feature.

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