Budget surplus of the U.S. government from 2010 to 2015, by quarter (in trillion U.S. dollars)

This graph shows the total net lending or borrowing of the U.S. government from 2010 to 2015, by quarter. In the third quarter of 2015, the U.S. government's budget surplus amounted to a net borrowing of about 851 billion U.S. dollars.

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 Surplus in trillion U.S. dollars
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 -0.69
Q3 '15 -0.85
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