U.S. government - budget surplus by quarter 2019

This statistic shows the total net lending or borrowing of the U.S. government from 2012 to 2019, by quarter. In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. government's budget balance amounted to a net borrowing of about 1.58 trillion U.S. dollars.

Budget surplus of the U.S. government from 2012 to 2019, by quarter

Surplus in trillion U.S. dollars
Q3 '19-1.58
Q2 '19-1.52
Q1 '19-1.46
Q4 '18-1.44
Q3 '18-1.35
Q2 '18-1.36
Q1 '18-1.3
Q4 '17-0.12
Q3 '17-1.1
Q2 '17-1.08
Q1 '17-1.05
Q4 '16-1.04
Q3 '16-1.02
Q2 '16-0.99
Q1 '16-1.01
Q4 '15-0.8
Q3 '15-0.97
Q2 '15-0.79
Q1 '15-0.85
Q4 '14-0.94
Q3 '14-0.94
Q2 '14-0.9
Q1 '14-0.9
Q4 '13 -0.89
Q3 '13 -1.07
Q2 '13 -0.88
Q1 '13 -1.14
Q4 '12 -1.46
Q3 '12 -1.48
Q2 '12 -1.53
Q1 '12 -1.56
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

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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