United States - Government Expenditures

United States: Government Expenditures

Unit Mil. USD, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 19.57 %
Data Dec 2019 349,078
Nov 2019 434,024

Series Information

Source U.S. Department of the Treasury
Release Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS)
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1954
End Date 12/31/2019

United States: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Budget Balance Dec 2019 -13,273 -208,838 Mil. USD, NSA Monthly
Government Expenditures Dec 2019 349,078 434,024 Mil. USD, NSA Monthly
Government Revenues Dec 2019 335,805 225,185 Mil. USD, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt Dec 2019 23,201,380 23,076,199 Mil. USD Monthly
Gross External Debt 2019 Q3 6,870,139 6,784,223 Mil. USD, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

Measures of government budgets represent spending and revenue for all levels of government. Spending and revenues are based, in part, on legislation, which appropriates funds to be spent, and on tax laws specifying what is to be taxed and at what rate. The budget is in balance when spending equals revenue, in deficit when spending exceeds revenue and in surplus when revenue exceeds spending.

There are two measures of budgets. The official budget represents the legally recognized spending, revenues, and surplus or deficit that are used by governments in establishing actual figures. The statistical budget is consistent with the definitions in the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA), which conform to the components of GDP.

The statistical budgets in the NIPA for the federal government are seasonally adjusted, whereas the monthly figures on the official federal budget are not seasonally adjusted.

The Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) contains two different totals in each tabulation; the latter excludes interfund transactions.