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New Data: U.S. - FRB Distributional Financial Accounts
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 16:54 ET
By Skylar Bowman
April 2019 -- Data Buffet now carries the Distributional Financial Accounts (216 new quarterly series from 1989).

The Distributional Financial Accounts (DFAs) can be used to explore the business cycle dynamics of wealth concentration in the U.S., by showing the level and share of wealth by four wealth-brackets. They are a new addition to the "Enhanced Financial Accounts" initiative of the Federal Reserve Board.

Dataset properties:

  • Wealth percentile group: Top 1%,  Next 9%,  Next 40%,  Bottom 50%
  • Measurements: Millions of U.S. dollars (Mil. USD) or percent share (%)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Geo coverage: Country
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: 1989Q3

The series reside in the historical catalog (United States » Consumer » Distributional Financial Accounts (FRB)) and include, for example:

  • MB%FRDFAAFP1UQ.IUSA = Financial assets - Bottom 50 - Share, (%, NSA)
  • MBLFRDFATTP2UQ.IUSA = Assets - Next 40 - Level, (Mil. USD, NSA)
  • MB%FRDFBTTP3UQ.IUSA = Net worth - Next 9 - Share, (%, NSA)
  • MBLFRDFLTTP4UQ.IUSA = Liabilities - Top 1 - Level, (Mil. USD, NSA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.


Related ReleaseDistributional Financial Accounts
SourceU.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB)
GeographyUnited States
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