United States Government Budget  1954-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The US government budget surplus increased to USD 214.25 billion in April of 2018 from USD 182.43 billion in the same month of the previous year. It is the biggest surplus ever for an April month. Figures came better than market expectations of a USD 193.8 billion surplus amid a rise in individual income tax receipts. Also, April 2018 had an additional day of collections. In addition, outlays for Military active duty and retirement, Veterans’ benefits, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare payments and prescription drug plans accelerated into March, because April 1, 2018, the normal payment date, fell on a non-business day. Government Budget Value in the United States averaged -17254.73 USD Million from 1954 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 214255 USD Million in April of 2018 and a record low of -231677 USD Million in February of 2012.

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US Government Budget Surplus Highest on Record for April


The US government budget surplus increased to USD 214.25 billion in April of 2018 from USD 182.43 billion in the same month of the previous year. It is the biggest surplus ever for an April month. Figures came better than market expectations of a USD 193.8 billion surplus amid a rise in individual income tax receipts. Also, April 2018 had an additional day of collections. In addition, outlays for Military active duty and retirement, Veterans’ benefits, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare payments and prescription drug plans accelerated into March, because April 1, 2018, the normal payment date, fell on a non-business day.

In April, receipts jumped 12 percent year-on-year to USD 510 billion as individual income taxes accounted for USD 314 billion; social security taxes for USD 129 billion; corporate income taxes for USD 42 billion and other taxes and duties for USD 25 billion.
 
Outlays rose 8 percent to USD 296 billion as other expenses accounted for USD 108 billion; social security for USD 82 billion; defense for USD 47 billion; interest on debt for USD 35 billion; and Medicare for USD 24 billion.
 
When accounting for calendar adjustments, the government's surplus was USD 150 billion, higher than USD 140 billion in the same month in the previous year.


US Treasury | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/10/2018 6:19:47 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-12 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $-215B $49B $-216B $ -200B
2018-04-11 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $-209B $-215B $-194B $ -9.3B
2018-05-10 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $214B $-209B $193.75B $ 88B
2018-06-12 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $214B $ -158.5B
2018-07-12 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $ -101.8B
2018-08-10 06:00 PM Monthly Budget Statement $ 31.4B


United States Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 105.40 105.80 118.90 31.70 percent [+]
Government Budget -3.50 -3.20 4.50 -9.80 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 214255.00 -208743.00 214255.00 -231677.00 USD Million [+]
Government Spending 2929.98 2921.52 3113.00 557.10 USD Billion [+]
Government Revenues 510447.00 210832.00 510447.00 33111.00 USD Million [+]
Government Debt 21068200.00 21089643.00 21089643.00 253400.00 USD Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 296192.00 419576.00 428894.00 3842.00 USD Million [+]
Asylum Applications 12145.00 10167.00 16331.00 522.00 Persons [+]
Credit Rating 97.00 [+]
Military Expenditure 597177.90 600106.40 768465.80 132803.40 USD Million [+]
Government Spending To Gdp 37.80 37.60 43.00 33.00 percent [+]


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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
214255.00 -208743.00 214255.00 -231677.00 1954 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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government budget value by Country
Country Last
Australia 8787.00 Apr/18
Brazil -57631.08 Mar/18
Canada -10630.00 Mar/18
China 40.70 Apr/18
France -33.05 Mar/18
Germany 70.64 Sep/17
India -7156.99 Feb/18
Indonesia -347356.70 Dec/17
Italy -40.49 Mar/18
Japan -49945.00 Dec/17
Mexico -24133.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Dec/17
Russia 181.33 Apr/18
South Korea -1766.00 Mar/18
Spain -4459.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 1373.00 Dec/18
Turkey 4510687.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4757.00 Apr/18
United States 214255.00 Apr/18


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