U.S. government - budget surplus by quarter 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, the U.S. government's budget balance amounted to a net borrowing of about 1.73 trillion U.S. dollars. This is compared to the first quarter of 2009, when the U.S. government borrowed about 1.71 trillion U.S. dollars.

Budget surplus of the U.S. government from 2009 to 2020, by quarter

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The data are in seasonally adjusted U.S. dollars at annual rates.
Budget surplus=total receipts (current receipts + capital transfer receipts) - total expenditures (current expenditures + gross government investment + capital transfer payments + net purchases of non-produced assets - consumption of fixed capital).

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