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What is the Total Government Spending?

In FY 2017, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, is “guesstimated” to be $7.04 trillion.

US Total Government Spending Breakdown
in $ trillion

Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.



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Total Government Spending
in the United States
Federal, State, and Local
  Fiscal Year 2007  


 Government Pensions   $0.8 trillion   
 Government Health Care   + $0.9 trillion   
 Government Education   + $0.8 trillion   
 National Defense   + $0.7 trillion   
 Government Welfare   + $0.3 trillion   
 All Other Spending   + $1.4 trillion   
 Total Government Spending   $4.9 trillion   
 Federal Deficit   + $0.2 trillion   
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Spending Key:
Total spending: actual, as reported by the Office of Management and Budget and the US Bureau of the Census.

 

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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of spending data sources here.

Federal spending data begins in 1792.

State and local spending data begins in 1820.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2007:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

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US Gross Output for 2016 Released

On April 24, 2017, usgovernmentspending.com updated its Gross Output series with the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, including nominal Gross Output for calendar 2016 of $32.189 trillion. Gross Output for some years previous to 2016 have been revised by BEA.

usgovernmentspending.com now reports Gross Output on its Spending Details page and permits charting of spending and revenue as "percent of Gross Output".

The Gross Output series extends back to 1947.

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