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

The US government posted a USD 108 billion budget deficit in August 2017, compared with a USD 107 billion gap in the same month of the previous year and below market expectations of a USD 119.5 billion deficit. Outlays fell 1 percent year-on-year to USD 334 billion while receipts decreased 2 percent to USD 226 billion. Government Budget Value in the United States averaged -16940.65 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 August Budget Deficit Smaller than Expected


The US government posted a USD 108 billion budget deficit in August 2017, compared with a USD 107 billion gap in the same month of the previous year and below market expectations of a USD 119.5 billion deficit.

In August 2017, outlays declined 1 percent year-on-year and totaled USD 334 billion, as social security accounted for USD 79 billion, defense for USD 52 billion, Medicare for USD 56 billion and interest on debt for USD 25 billion. Other outlays accounted for the remaining USD 122 billion. Meanwhile, receipts decreased 2 percent to USD 226 billion as individual income taxes accounted for USD 109 billion, social security and other payroll taxes for USD 89 billion, corporate income taxes for USD 1 billion and other taxes and duties for the remaining USD 26 billion.

When accounting for calendar adjustments, the deficit was USD 97 billion compared with an adjusted deficit of USD 107 billion the prior year.

The fiscal 2017 year-to-date deficit was USD 674 billion compared with USD 619 billion in the same period of fiscal 2016.

US Treasury | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/13/2017 6:21:13 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-13 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $-90B $-88B $-35B $ -195.7B
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
2017-10-12 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $-108.0B $ -26.9B
2017-11-10 07:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $ -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 -3.20 -2.50 4.50 -9.80 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value -107689.00 -42939.00 189796.00 -231677.00 USD Million [+]
Government Spending 2894.30 2896.60 3113.00 557.10 USD Billion [+]
Government Revenues 226311.00 232040.00 471801.00 33111.00 USD Million [+]
Government Debt 19844533.00 19844909.00 19976827.00 253400.00 USD Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 334000.00 274980.00 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-107689.00 -42939.00 189796.00 -231677.00 1954 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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government budget value by Country

Last
Australia 6165.00 May/17
Brazil -44620.00 Jul/17
Canada 16.00 Jun/17
China 17.70 Jul/17
France -83.84 Jul/17
Germany 9.83 Mar/17
India -5048.96 Jul/17
Indonesia -305229.70 Dec/16
Italy 1.89 Jul/17
Japan 17171.00 Mar/17
Mexico -22563.00 Jul/17
Netherlands -2.80 Jun/17
Russia -423.71 Jul/17
South Korea 4115.00 Jun/17
Spain -21604.00 Jul/17
Switzerland 1323.00 Dec/17
Turkey -0.87 Aug/17
United Kingdom 3972.00 Jul/17
United States -107689.00 Aug/17