UNITED STATES GENERAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURAL BALANCE


THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURAL BALANCE IN THE UNITED STATES WAS REPORTED AT -1167.95 BILLIONS OF U.S. DOLLARS IN 2009, ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). IN 2015, THE UNITED STATES'S GENERAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURAL BALANCE IS EXPECTED TO BE -1195.64 BILLIONS OF U.S. DOLLARS. THE STRUCTURAL BUDGET BALANCE REFERS TO THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT CYCLICALLY ADJUSTED BALANCE ADJUSTED FOR NONSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS BEYOND THE ECONOMIC CYCLE. THESE INCLUDE TEMPORARY FINANCIAL SECTOR AND ASSET PRICE MOVEMENTS AS WELL AS ONE-OFF; OR TEMPORARY; REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE ITEMS. THE CYCLICALLY ADJUSTED BALANCE IS THE FISCAL BALANCE ADJUSTED FOR THE EFFECTS OF THE ECONOMIC CYCLE; SEE; FOR EXAMPLE; A. FEDELINO. A. IVANOVA AND M. HORTON ?COMPUTING CYCLICALLY ADJUSTED BALANCES AND AUTOMATIC STABILIZERS? IMF TECHNICAL GUIDANCE NOTE NO. 5; HTTP://WWW.IMF.ORG/EXTERNAL/PUBS/FT/TNM/2009/TNM0905.PDF. IN 2009, THE UNITED STATES' ECONOMY SHARE OF WORLD TOTAL GDP, ADJUSTED BY PURCHASING POWER PARITY, WAS 20.46 PERCENT. IN 2015, THE UNITED STATES'S SHARE OF WORLD TOTAL GDP IS FORECASTED TO BE 18.28 PERCENT. THIS PAGE INCLUDES A CHART, HISTORICAL DATA AND FORECAST FOR THE UNITED STATES'S GENERAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURAL BALANCE.



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IMF Data Specifications


CountryUnited States
Subject DescriptorGeneral government structural balance
Subject NotesThe structural budget balance refers to the general government cyclically adjusted balance adjusted for nonstructural elements beyond the economic cycle. These include temporary financial sector and asset price movements as well as one-off; or temporary; revenue or expenditure items. The cyclically adjusted balance is the fiscal balance adjusted for the effects of the economic cycle; see; for example; A. Fedelino. A. Ivanova and M. Horton ?Computing Cyclically Adjusted Balances and Automatic Stabilizers? IMF Technical Guidance Note No. 5; http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/tnm/2009/tnm0905.pdf.
UnitsUnited States Dollar
ScaleBillions
Country/Series-specific NotesSource: BEA and IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (revenue; expenditure; and net lending); Flow of Funds (debt) Latest actual data: 2009 Fiscal period reported: January/December Notes: Revenue; expenditure; and net lending data are compiled according to the GFSM2001 methodology. Due to data limitations; most series begin 2001. GFS Manual Used: 2001 Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual) Includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government
Estimates Start After2009
TitleUnited States General government structural balance
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