Forecast of the gross federal debt of the United States for fiscal years 2017 to 2028 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Federal debt of the United States - forecast 2017-2028 This graph shows a forecast of the outstanding gross federal debt of the United States of America from 2017 to 2028. 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 20.21 trillion U.S. dollars in 2017 to 33.85 trillion U.S. dollars in 2028. The federal debt for recent years can be found here.
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YearNational debt (in billion U.S. dollars)
201720,206
2018* 21,375
2019* 22,546
2020* 23,675
2021* 24,877
2022* 26,179
2023* 27,468
2024* 28,730
2025* 30,042
2026* 31,367
2027*32,542
2028*33,851
YearNational debt (in billion U.S. dollars)
201720,206
2018* 21,375
2019* 22,546
2020* 23,675
2021* 24,877
2022* 26,179
2023* 27,468
2024* 28,730
2025* 30,042
2026* 31,367
2027*32,542
2028*33,851
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This graph shows a forecast of the outstanding gross federal debt of the United States of America from 2017 to 2028. 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 20.21 trillion U.S. dollars in 2017 to 33.85 trillion U.S. dollars in 2028. The federal debt for recent years can be found here.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
FY 2017
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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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