International BEA data addedSep 15, 2015

International dataset was added in Macrobond separate BEA database. This addition ensures all BEA data categories are now available in MB.

The data is available in this location:

BEA > United States > International

What’s included?

Direct Investment & Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

This dataset contains two types of statistics:

∙   Income and financial transactions in direct investment that underlie the U.S. balance of payments statistics and direct investment positions that underlie the U.S. international investment positions.
Operations and finances of U.S. parent enterprises and their foreign affiliates and U.S. affiliates of foreign MNEs.

International Transactions

BEA's international transactions (balance of payments) accounts include all transactions between U.S. and foreign residents.

International Investment Position

BEA's international investment position accounts include the end of period value of accumulated stocks of U.S. financial assets and liabilities.



Oxford Economics Global Economic Databank added to MacrobondMay 12, 2015

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, they have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 3,000 cities. Their best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

More detailed information about the data is available in this document.

Contact your Macrobond sales representative if you are interested in this data.

If you are already a subscriber to both Oxford and Macrobond you are entitled to access through our platform at no additional cost. Contact your Oxford representative for access.

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University of Michigan consumer sentiment headline data addedJan 9, 2015

The distribution policy for the University of Michigan consumer confidence survey has changed and there is no longer an exclusive distributor. This means that we can now finally offer the following headline data:

The Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS) and it’s two component series the Index of Current Economic Conditions (ICC) and the Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE) as well as two series measuring the expected changes in inflation rates.

The data is available here:

Economics - by country major > United States > Surveys > Consumer Surveys > University of Michigan > Consumer Sentiment


Ifo World Economic Survey addedOct 10, 2014

Ifo conducts a quarterly survey in numerous countries on business cycle developments and other economic factors in the experts’ home countries.

Several aspects of the economy are queried such as investor climate, economic climate, inflation, interest rates, share prices and real GDP growth.

All countries and regions are available in this view:

Economics - by source > Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) > Ifo World Economic Survey

Individual countries are also available in the standard by country view, for example:

Economics - by country major > Argentina > Surveys > Economic Situation Surveys > IFO > World Economic Climate

Barclays fixed income indices availableSep 16, 2014

A large selection of indices from Barclays are now available for purchase. Barclays took over and rebranded the Lehman Brothers indices in 2008. Those were created in 1973 and some of the benchmark indices in this module have history going back to that date.

The database consists of indices from these index families:

Asia Pacific
Emerging Markets
Global Aggregate
High Yield
Pan Euro Aggregate
U.S. Aggregate

A large selection of metrics are available like maturity, yield, spread and coupon as well as several different return measures.

More information is available here:

ECB data addedJun 3, 2015

Detailed data from ECB has been added in a separate database and made available to Macrobond clients.

What’s included? Data from following datasets presented by regional breakdown.

Bank Lending Survey Statistics
Balance Sheet Items
Statistics on Consolidated Banking Data
Exchange Rates
Financial Vehicle Corporation
Indices of Consumer Prices
Insurance Corporations & Pension Funds Statistics
Investment Funds Balance Sheet Statistics
List of MFIs
MFI Interest Rate Statistics
Money Market Survey
Residential Property Price Index Statistics
Banking Structural Financial Indicators
Short-Term Statistics
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6)
Quarterly Sector Accounts
National Accounts, Main Aggregates
MFIs lending margins

All series available under a separate node “ECB”.


Markit PMI data added to MacrobondFeb 5, 2015

We are now able to offer a selection of Markit PMI series in the main Macrobond database. They will have 3 years of rolling history for the headline PMI figures and will be available at no extra cost for Macrobond subscribers.

The coverage varies from country to country but is in many cases the main series for manufacturing, services and the composite, in some cases there is also construction and retail.

The data is available for 33 countries/regions.

Data with more details and full history is, as before, only available as an additional database subscription where a contract between the client and Markit is needed before any data can be permissioned.


INSEE database availableOct 16, 2014

About 50,000 macro economical time series from INSEE have been added as a separate database. A broad range of indicators are available from areas such as construction, trade, public finance, demography and national accounts.

The database is provided without any additional fees but since its only available in French we haven’t given all clients access to it. If you want to have access to it please contact your sales account manager.


GaveKal researchSep 19, 2014

Macrobond and Gavekal have had a long and successful partnership providing the financial industry with independent research and world class macroeconomic research solutions.

GaveKal is a financial services firm headquartered in Hong Kong that offers institutional investors three different services: fund management, independent research on global macro-economic trends and events, and independent advisory work on China and its impact on the global economy. GaveKal is a founding partner of Macrobond.

Together we offer our subscribers a unique opportunity to understand the processes behind Gavekal’s conclusions and investment advice. Subscribers may access Gavekal models and indicators, analysis and investment insights derived from the models directly within the Macrobond application. Our users may open any chart in a Gavekal document, download and automatically update the underlying data, and change parameters and formulas to experiment with alternative scenarios.

Macrobond is a multinational provider of macroeconomic research solutions that enables sophisticated analysis across a broad range of economic time series and financial instruments. It allows buy- and sell-side professionals to analyze and map historical trends and relationships, validate trading ideas and generate new opportunities.

You are always welcome to contact the Macrobond team or the Gavekal team to arrange a trial or if you have any questions.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data addedSep 5, 2014

Detailed data from BLS has been added in a separate database and made available to all Macrobond clients. It is about 250,000 series.

What’s included

All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)

All Urban Consumers (Chained CPI) (C-CPI-U)

Average Price Data

Industry Data

Commodity Data

Import/Export Price Indexes (MXP)

Employment Cost Index

Employer Cost for Employee Compensation

National Compensation Survey - Benefits

Work Stoppages

Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)

Labor Force Statistics including the National Unemployment Rate

Weekly & Hourly Earnings

Union Affiliation Data

Marital and Family Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

Employment, Hours, and Earnings - National

Employment, Hours, and Earnings - State and Metro Area

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)

Business Employment Dynamics (BDM)

Major Sector Productivity and Costs

Industry Productivity and Costs

Major Sector Multifactor Productivity

What’s not included

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities data (IIF)

Current Employment and Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)


Discontinued Releases


Auxiliary tables, supplements, experimental series and so on, which are sometimes available only in tables & charts section and not available in the main BLS database

Code structure

Codes are based on the BLS codes so for example U.S. Other Goods and Services, 1982-84=100 - CUUR0000SAG is bls_cuura101sa0. The codes are also searchable.

The data is available in this location:

BLS > United States

You are always welcome to contact the Macrobond team to arrange access or if you have any questions.


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