Forecast of the gross federal debt of the United States for fiscal years 2016 to 2027 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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YearNational debt (in billion U.S. dollars)
2017* 20,355
2018* 21,074
2019* 21,839
2020* 22,627
2021* 23,497
2022* 24,464
2023* 25,466
2024* 26,480
2025* 27,581
2026* 28,825

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This graph shows a forecast of the outstanding gross federal debt of the United States of America from 2016 to 2027. The gross federal debt comprises the federal debt held by the public plus Treasury securities held by federal trust funds and other governmental accounts. This forecast projects the gross federal debt to increase from 19.54 trillion U.S. dollars in 2015 to 30.02 trillion U.S. dollars in 2027. The federal debt for recent years can be found here.
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Release date
January 2017
United States
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FY 2016
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* Projected.

Gross federal debt comprises federal debt held by the public plus Treasury securities held by federal trust funds and other government accounts.

The fiscal year is the accounting period for the federal government which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends

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