In order to make it easier to identify certain key series in Macrobond, they have been given structured aliases that you can use when entering series names in the Series List or when searching.

Economics

Names of some economic key series are constructed by combining the ISO country code with a suffix from the table below. Please note that all key series do not exist for all countries.

VariableSeries suffix
Bank Prime Rateprime
Business Confidencebusconf
Building Permitsbpermits
Business Cycle Reference Datesrecession
Capacity Utilizationcaputil
Capital Accountcapaccount
Central Government Budgetcgbal
Consumer Confidencecci
CPIcpi
Core CPIcorecpi
Current Account Net Balanceaccount
Exportsexport
Export Pricesepi
Earningsearn
Employmentemployment
Final Consumption Expenditureconsexp
Financial Accountfinaccount
Foreign Debtdebt
GDP (Constant Prices)gdp
GDP (Current Prices)gdpcp
GDP per capitagdppc
General Government Budgetggbal
Government Benchmarks3mgov,6mgov, 2ygov, 5ygov,10ygov etc
Gross Capital Formationgcf
Gross Fixed Capital Formationgfcf
HCPIhcpi
Household Consumption Expenditurehouseexp
Housing Startshstarts
IIPiip
Importsimport
Import Pricesipi
Industrial Confidence Indicatorindconf
Industrial Productionindprod
Interbank Rates1wibr, 2wibr, 1mibr, 3mibr, 6mibr etc
LIBOR rates1mlibor,3mlibor etc
Money Supplym0,m1,m2,m3,m4 etc
Mortgage Rate2ymort, 5ymort etc
New Passenger Car Registrationscars
New Heavy Truck Registrationstrucks
PMIpmi
Policy Ratekeyrate
PPIppi
Real Estate Priceshpi
Retail Traderetailtrade
Trade Balancetradebalance
Unemploymentunemployment
Wageswages

Some examples: sebusconf, usprime, sepmi, gbcpi

Equity

VariableSeries name
Equity IndicesSome index names supported like spx, omx, obx

Exchange Rates & Swaps

Names of some exchange rate and swaps can be constructed by combining the ISO currency code with a suffix or prefix.

VariableSeries name
Exchange Rate vs SDRCurrency + sdr. Ex. usdsdr, seksdr
Exchange Rate vs the USDJust currency. Ex. sek, eur
Exhange Rate vs USD (WM/R)wmr + currency. Ex. wmreur, wmrsek
Swap RatesCurrency+years+yswap. Ex. sek1yswap, gbp2yswap

Commodities

VariableSeries name
Aluminiumaluminium
Broilersbroilers
Cattlecattle
Coppercopper
Crude Oilcrude
Dramdram
Feederfeeder
Goldgold
Hideshides
Iridiumiridium
Leadlead
Leanhogsleanhogs
Livehogslivehogs
Lumberlumber
Nickelnickel
Oilstocksosmium
Palladiumpalladium
Platinumplatinum
Plywoodplywood
Frozen Pork Belliespork
Pulppulp
Rheniumrhenium
Rhodiumrhodium
Rutheniumruthenium
Shipping (Baltic Dry)balticdry or bdi
Shipping (Harpex)harpex
Silversilver
Sorghumsorghum
Tintin
Zinczinc