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Download Multiyear Spending Data Series

Click here to construct a custom data series for download.

Years: US data from 1900 to 2022. Individual states from 1957.
Units: trillions, billions, percent GDP, etc.
You can download up to 5 data series at once.

Or download an example file:

 of federal spending for 1990-2022.

 of federal deficits for 1990-2022.

 of federal debt for 1990-2022.

 of total spending for 1990-2022.

 of total debt for 1990-2022.

 of state and local spending for 1990-2022.

 of state and local debt for 1990-2022.

Click bolded link or click here to customize your data download.

Don’t forget that you can change the year range, download data as percent of GDP, download several data items at once, download individual states, and more.

Download Spending Data for a Single Year

Click here to select a year to download federal, state and local spending data.

 of federal, state, local, and total spending data for 2017.

Or click here to customize your own data download for a single year of data.

Don’t forget that you can change the year, download data as percent of GDP, drill down to expose more detailed data, download individual states, and more.

Download Federal Budget Data

 of projected federal budget data for FY18.

Or click here to customize your own federal budget data download.

 of estimated vs. actual federal budget data for 2016.

Or click here to customize your own download of federal budget estimates vs. actual outcome.

Don’t forget that you can change the fiscal year, download data as percent of GDP, drill down to expose more detailed data, and more.

How to Download Your Data

This Download Central page lets you download headline government spending data.

If you can’t find the data you want here you can go to the page to download details of a single year here.

Or you can download a single data item over several years here.

In fact you can download multi-year data series from the main chart page here.

You can also download data for any specific year from the spending detail page here.

You can download budget data for any specific federal budget from the budget detail page here.

And many pages that feature charts of spending or debt allow you to click over to the chart customization page where you can customize the data and then download it.

Bottom line is that most pages allow you to download data. Just look for a button with “Download CSV File” or a link with “download file”.

And if you have any questions, click the Contact link at the bottom of any page on this site.

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Next Data Update

> Federal Budget FY18

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Data Sources for 2017:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

FY18 Budget Blueprint Released

On March 16, 2018 the Trump administration issued a Budget Blueprint outlining proposed changes to "discretionary" spending for Fiscal Year 2018. The following table shows the major changes to Budget Authority in excess of $2 billion per agency.

AgencyFY18 Change
in $ billion
Health and
Human Services
State and Intl Aid-10.9

Because usgovernmentspending spending data is based on Historical Table 3.2, it shows spending by function rather than by agency. Until Table 3.2 is published in the final version of the FY18 budget we cannot exactly predict how the Table 3.2 numbers will change at the subfunction level.

But we have applied the Budget Blueprint budget authority changes into the budgeted FY18 outlays by guessing the application of agency level changes to subfunction changes to give a rough feeling of what the Trump changes look like. You can check out what is going on here or here.

The numbers will change when the final FY18 federal budget numbers come out.

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