read_rba: Download, import, and tidy statistical tables from the RBA

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Download, import, and tidy statistical tables from the RBA


Download, import, and tidy statistical tables from the RBA


  table_no = NULL,
  cur_hist = "current",
  series_id = NULL,
  path = tempdir()

read_rba_seriesid(series_id, path = tempdir())



Character vector of table number(s), such as "A1" or c("a1.1", "g1").


Character; valid values are "current" or "historical".

Must be either a vector of either length 1 (eg. "cur_hist = "current") or the same length as table_no (eg. cur_hist = c("current", "historical")).

cur_hist is ignored if series_id is specified.


Optional, character. Specifying series_id is an alternative to specifying table_no.

Supply unique RBA time series identifier(s). For example, "GCPIAG" is the identifier for the CPI, so series_id = "GCPIAG" will return this series. You can supply multiple series IDs as a character vector, such as series_id = c("GCPIAG", "GCPIAGSAQP").

Note that cur_hist is ignored if you specify series_id - both current and historical data will be included in the output.


Directory in which to save downloaded RBA Excel file(s). Default is tempdir().


read_rba() downloads, imports and tidies data from statistical tables published by the Reserve Bank of Australia. You can specify the requested data using the table_no or series_id.

To find the table_no or series_id that corresponds to the data you want, use the functions browse_rba_tables() and/or browse_rba_series(). Note that some historical exchange rate tables do not have table numbers on the RBA website; they have been assigned table numbers - see browse_rba_tables("exchange rates").

To see which tables cannot currently be read, run browse_rba_tables(FALSE).

read_rba_seriesid() is a wrapper around read_rba().


A single tidy tibble containing the requested table(s)


## Not run: 
# Get a single table:
read_rba(table_no = "a1.1")

# Get multiple tables, combined in a tidy tibble:
read_rba(table_no = c("a1.1", "g1"))

# Get both the current and historical versions of a table
read_rba(table_no = c("a1.1", "a1.1"), cur_hist = c("current", "historical"))

# Get data based on the series ID:
read_rba(series_id = "GCPIAG")

# Or, equivalently, use:

# Get multiple series IDs:
read_rba(series_id = c("GCPIAG", "GCPIAGSAQP"))

## End(Not run)

readrba documentation built on June 17, 2022, 9:07 a.m.