Beige Book Archive

The Beige Book Archive is temporarily unavailable. It will be back online in early 2015. For the most recent Beige Book, please visit Beige Book on the Board of Governors website

What is the Beige Book?

The “Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District,” report commonly known as the Beige Book, is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.


Minneapolis Fed

Board of Governors

National Bureau of Economic Research