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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 FY17.

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

 of estimated vs. actual federal budget data for 2015.

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 FY16

> data update schedule.

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.

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:


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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