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FY12 Federal Budget Spending Estimates
for Fiscal Years 2011 - 2016

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US Federal Government Spending
Budget Interest Cost Analysis for FY 12 in $ billion
FY 2011
 Spending
FY 2012
 Spending
FY 2013
 Spending
FY 2014
 Spending
FY 2015
 Spending
FY 2016
 Spending
OMB Budget Numbers1
Interest206.7241.6321.0417.5494.3562.2
Interest Rate %1.341.451.812.232.502.70
Total Spending3,818.83,728.73,770.93,977.14,189.84,467.8
Federal Deficit1,645.11,101.2767.5644.6606.7648.7
Gross Public Debt15,476.216,654.317,750.518,761.219,775.520,825.0
Revised Budget Numbers
Revised Interest201.2299.8408.5545.0795.01,075.7
Revised Interest Rate %Go
Revised Total Spending3,813.33,786.83,858.44,104.74,490.54,981.3
Revised Federal Deficit1,639.61,159.4855.1772.1907.41,162.2
Revised Gross Public Debt15,470.716,706.917,890.719,028.920,343.921,907.0
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1. Budget of the US Government: Table 3.2



The table shows overall budgeted federal expenditures for total spending and interest payments on federal debt for the next five fiscal years. In the first section, labeled “OMB Budget Numbers” you can see the budgeted expenditure as estimated in the historical tables in the current presidential budget. The row labeled “Interest Rate %” is the effective interest rate for the accumulated federal debt for each year and is computed by dividing the budgeted interest cost by the gross public debt.

Under “Revised Budget Numbers” you can input your own estimate of future interest rates for each fiscal year. Click Go to recalculate interest costs and to view the effect of those interest costs on total spending and the accumulated federal debt.

Notes

Data Sources: Federal spending from Budget of the United States Government.

For a discussion of the sources of the government spending data used here read How We Got the Data for usgovernmentspending.com.

Budget Updates: The president’s budget is typically published each year in February.

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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 1890.

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

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The Feds Borrow More Than The "Deficit"

People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.

Like below, in $ billion:

YearGross
Debt
Debt
Increase
Federal
Deficit
Other
Borrow
2000562924-236259
20057905551318232
20101352916531294359
20111476412351300-64
20121605112871087200
201316719669680-11
2014177951075485590
201518120326438-113
2016195371417587830

We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details page. To Recap:

Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)

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