United States Government Budget  1954-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The US budget surplus narrowed sharply to USD 8.0 billion in September 2017 from USD 33.4 billion in the same month of the previous year, but above market expectations of USD 6.0 billion. Outlays jumped 5 percent year-on-year to USD 341 billion, a record for a September month, while receipts decreased 2 percent to USD 349 billion. For the fiscal year 2017, the US budget deficit widened to USD 666 billion, or 3.5 percent of GDP, from USD 586 billion, or 3.2 percent of GDP, in the previous fiscal year. Government Budget Value in the United States averaged -16908.46 USD Million from 1954 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 189796 USD Million in April of 2001 and a record low of -231677 USD Million in February of 2012.

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US September Budget Surplus Largest than Expected


The US budget surplus narrowed sharply to USD 8.0 billion in September 2017 from USD 33.4 billion in the same month of the previous year, but above market expectations of USD 6.0 billion.

In September 2017, outlays jumped 5 percent year-on-year and totaled USD 341 billion, as social security accounted for USD 80 billion, defense for USD 57 billion, Medicare for USD 78 billion and interest on debt for USD 12 billion. Other outlays accounted for the remaining USD 138 billion. Meanwhile, receipts decreased 2 percent to USD 349 billion as individual income taxes accounted for USD 165 billion, social security and other payroll taxes for USD 96 billion, corporate income taxes for USD 63 billion and other taxes and duties for the remaining USD 24 billion.

When accounting for calendar adjustments, the surplus was USD 61 billion compared with an adjusted surplus of USD 73 billion the prior year.

In the fiscal year 2017, the budget deficit widened to USD 666 billion, or 3.5 percent of GDP, from USD 586 billion, or 3.2 percent of GDP, in the previous fiscal year. Spending rose 3 percent to an all-time high of USD 3.981 trillion, while revenues increased at a slower 1 percent to a record USD 3.315 trillion. Accounting for calendar adjustments, the 2017 fiscal year deficit was USD 644 billion compared with USD 546 billion the prior year.

US Treasury | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/20/2017 6:31:15 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-10 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $-43B $-90B $ -73B $ -52B
2017-09-13 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $-108.0B $-43.0B $-119.5B $ -74.4B
2017-10-20 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $8B $-108.0B $6B $ -26.9B
2017-11-10 07:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $8B $ -56.1B
2017-12-12 07:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $ -74.1B


United States Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 106.10 101.20 118.90 31.70 percent [+]
Government Budget -3.50 -3.20 4.50 -9.80 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 8000.00 -108000.00 189796.00 -231677.00 USD Million [+]
Government Spending 2895.20 2896.60 3113.00 557.10 USD Billion [+]
Government Revenues 348722.00 226311.00 471801.00 33111.00 USD Million [+]
Government Debt 20244900.00 19844533.00 20244900.00 253400.00 USD Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 340722.00 334000.00 428894.00 3842.00 USD Million [+]
Credit Rating 97.00 [+]
Military Expenditure 606232.60 596009.60 758890.20 131148.80 USD Million [+]
Government Spending To Gdp 34.00 38.10 43.00 33.00 percent [+]
Asylum Applications 12026.00 12517.00 12517.00 522.00 Persons [+]


United States Government Budget

Federal Government budget balance is the difference between budget receipts (income) and budget outlays (spending). A budget surplus is expressed as a positive value. A budget deficit is expressed as a negative value. . This page provides - United States Government Budget Value - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Government Budget - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8000.00 -108000.00 189796.00 -231677.00 1954 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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government budget value by Country

Last
Australia -9692.00 Jun/17
Brazil -45541.00 Aug/17
Canada -193.00 Jul/17
China -298.60 Aug/17
France -93.00 Aug/17
Germany 9.83 Mar/17
India -5250.45 Aug/17
Indonesia -305229.70 Dec/16
Italy 17.35 Aug/17
Japan -99315.00 Jun/17
Mexico -13889.20 Aug/17
Netherlands -2.80 Jun/17
Russia -300.62 Sep/17
South Korea 16089.00 Jul/17
Spain -21502.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 1323.00 Dec/17
Turkey -6.43 Sep/17
United Kingdom -2736.00 Sep/17
United States 8000.00 Sep/17