Ledger vs trades data

There are two kinds of account data clients can export: Ledger and Trades.

Ledger Data

Ledger exports focus on changes to account balances.

They answer questions like:

  • How much was debited from a currency balance? (and the reason for it, e.g. fees, withdrawal, exchange, or margin trading loss).
  • How much was credited to a currency balance? (and the reason for it, e.g. deposit, exchange, or margin trading profit).
  • How much fees, and in which currency, were paid to Kraken?

Working with Ledger exports:

Below are the export options for Ledgers on the Account > History > Export page.

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See explanation of ledger fields.

Trades Data

Trades exports focus on the execution details of non-margin and margin trades (the matching of sell orders with buy orders).

They answer questions like:

  • What was a balance traded for?
  • The exchange rate for that trade?
  • The order type used?
  • All the executions related to a specific order.
  • The fee estimate in terms of the quote currency (NOT necessarily the actual amount that was deducted).
  • The collateral used for a margin trade (and thus also the leverage level)?

Note: Trades exports only show executed or partially executed orders. They do not show cancelled/untouched orders.

Below are the export options for Trades on the Account > History > Export page.

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See explanation of trade fields.