United States Federal Budget Balance

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Government
Medium $-100.5 B $-279 B
$119.1 B
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
$-219 B
$-100.5 B
Next release Actual Forecast
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US Federal Budget Balance reflects the financial activity of the federal government during the given month. It displays a balance between all the incomes and expenditures of the state budget. The report is based on the data obtained from government agencies and Federal Reserve banks.

Detailed data on the Federal Budget Balance are published monthly by the US treasury. They indicate changes in budget spending trends and the direction of fiscal policy.

Positive federal budget balance is characterized as a budget surplus. The surplus is formed when tax revenues exceed government spending. The budget was in surplus only four times since 1970.

The situation when the government spends more than it receives is characterized as a budget deficit. The budget deficit leads to an increase in US public debt or to its restructuring. As a measure to reduce the budget deficit, the government may propose changes to the tax code (such as avoiding loopholes, reducing benefits and tax deductions) or a direct tax increase for certain groups. Another way to reduce the budget deficit is to cut budget spendings.

When the deficit grows, the Treasury sells more bonds to be able to finance government operations. So, federal budget data has a greater impact on US Treasury bonds than on the US dollar.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Federal Budget Balance" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Oct 2018
$-100.5 B
$-279 B
$119.1 B
Sep 2018
$119.1 B
$-127 B
$-214.1 B
Aug 2018
$-214.1 B
$-160 B
$-76.9 B
Jul 2018
$-76.9 B
$-58.9 B
$-74.9 B
Jun 2018
$-75 B
$-118.6 B
$-147 B
May 2018
$-147 B
$181.5 B
$214 B
Apr 2018
$214 B
$181.5 B
$-209 B
Mar 2018
$-209 B
$-145 B
$-215 B
Feb 2018
$-215 B
$-222.6 B
$49 B
Jan 2018
$49 B
$108.8 B
$-23 B
Dec 2017
$-23 B
$-14.3 B
$-139 B
Nov 2017
$-139 B
$-123.8 B
$-63 B
Oct 2017
$-63 B
$-47.2 B
$8 B
Sep 2017
$8 B
$56.6 B
$-108 B
Aug 2017
$-108 B
$-103.5 B
$-43 B
Jul 2017
$-43 B
$-140.6 B
$-90 B
Jun 2017
$-90 B
$-26.2 B
$-88 B
May 2017
$-88 B
$-58.1 B
$182 B
Apr 2017
$182 B
$108 B
$-176 B
Mar 2017
$-176 B
$-192 B
Feb 2017
$-192 B
$51 B
Jan 2017
$51 B
$-28 B
Dec 2016
$-28 B
$-137 B
Nov 2016
$-137 B
$-44 B
Oct 2016
$-44 B
$33 B
Sep 2016
$33 B
$-107 B
Aug 2016
$-107 B
$-113 B
Jul 2016
$-113 B
$6 B
Jun 2016
$6 B
$-53 B
May 2016
$-53 B
$106 B
Apr 2016
$106 B
$-108 B
Mar 2016
$-108 B
$-193 B
Feb 2016
$-193 B
$55.16 B
Jan 2016
$55.16 B
$-14 B
Dec 2015
$-14 B
$-65 B
Nov 2015
$-65 B
$-136 B
Oct 2015
$-136 B
$91 B
Sep 2015
$91 B
$-64.4 B
Aug 2015
$-64.4 B
$-149.2 B
Jul 2015
$-149.2 B
$50.5 B
Jun 2015
$51.8 B
$-82.4 B
May 2015
$-82.4 B
$156.7 B
Apr 2015
$156.7 B
$-53 B
Mar 2015
$-53 B
$-192 B
Feb 2015
$-192 B
$-18 B
Jan 2015
$-18 B
$2 B
Dec 2014
$2 B
$-56.8 B
Nov 2014
$-56.8 B
$-121.7 B
Oct 2014
$-121.7 B
$106 B
Sep 2014
$106 B
$-129 B

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