Budget surplus of the U.S. government from 2009 to 2015, by quarter (in trillion U.S. dollars)

This graph shows the total net lending or borrowing of the U.S. government from 2009 to 2015, by quarter. In the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. government's budget surplus amounted to a net borrowing of about 711 billion U.S. dollars.

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 Surplus in trillion U.S. dollars
Q1 '09 -1.71
Q2 '09 -1.95
Q3 '09 -1.89
Q4 '09 -1.84
Q1 '10 -1.88
Q2 '10 -1.9
Q3 '10 -1.77
Q4 '10 -1.73
Q1 '11 -1.64
Q2 '11 -1.73
Q3 '11 -1.66
Q4 '11 -1.64
Q1 '12 -1.49
Q2 '12 -1.47
Q3 '12 -1.42
Q4 '12 -1.4
Q1 '13 -1.06
Q2 '13 -0.78
Q3 '13 -0.98
Q4 '13 -0.81
Q1 '14 -0.87
Q2 '14 -0.87
Q3 '14 -0.89
Q4 '14 -0.86
Q1 '15 -0.79
Q2 '15 -0.71
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