The Beige Book: Current Economic Conditions By Federal Reserve District

Overview

Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report 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.

Though no mention of the coronavirus appeared in the January 2020 report, the virus is mentioned 48 times throughout this March 2020 report, suggesting its growing impact on travel, tourism, supply chain, oil & gas prices and more.

We thank the Federal Reserve Bank for sharing this report with our audience.