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Download Raw Spending Data Series 1792-2020

You can download any of the raw data series used to compile the government spending data in usgovernmentspending.com. You select the data series you want and then copy-paste the tab delimited data from a textbox on this page into your spreadsheet.

Warning: Be careful about using raw data. The raw data series are not “curated,” meaning that you cannot be sure if the data series applies for a specific year and a specific function. A data series typically does not extend the whole length of US history. Check out multiyear download if you want full-length curated data series.

Download Instructions:

Prepare a suite of data for download by making a selection from one of the dropdown menus below. You can select:

  1. A group of functionally related spending data series
  2. An individual spending data series

You can also remove individual data series that you don’t want.

Select Functional Data Series Group: Select a group of data series to download (you can add individual data series later):

Add Individual Data Series: Select Spending Data Series to add to download (you can add more later):

Change Data Units: You can download data in raw format (i.e., in the units used in the database for each item, or in $ billion, $ million, or percent of GDP.

raw
$ billion
$ million
percent GDP

Select Fiscal Year: You can select the budget for which you want to download estimated federal spending.

Copy and Paste: When you have created the dataset you want then just copy the tab-delimited text in the textbox below (click cursor in text box, then press ctrl-A then press ctrl-C) and paste it into your spreadsheet.

Here is a formatted version of the data you have selected.You can remove a data series by selecting “out” in the dropdown for each data series.

YearGDP - $ billion(000) Total federal outlays - raw(E00) Total state/local outlays - raw
1962605.11068210
1963638.61113160
1964685.81185280
1965743.71182280
19668151345320
1967861.71574640
1968942.51781340
19691019.91836400
19701075.91956490
19711167.82101720
19721282.42306810
19731428.52457070
19741548.82693590
19751688.93323320
19761877.63717920
197720864092180
19782356.64587460
19792632.15040280
19802862.55909410
198132116782410
198233457457430
19833638.18083640
19844040.78518050
19854346.79463440
19864590.29903820
19874870.210040200
19885252.610644200
19895657.711437400
19905979.612529900
1991617413242300
19926539.313815301146850000
19936878.714093901210100000
19947308.814617501260640000
19957664.115157401347760000
19968100.215604801393710000
19978608.516011201456890000
19989089.216524601525760000
19999660.617018401622100000
200010284.817889501742910000
200110621.818628501891900000
200210977.520108902047150000
200311510.721599002164230000
200412274.922928402262020000
200513093.724719602363700000
200613855.926550502495760000
200714477.627286902659140000
200814718.629825402834780000
200914418.735176802988980000
201014964.434570803110830000
201115079.636030603155290000
201215601.535369503147550000
201316202.734546503201100000
201417011.435060903099340000
20151798536876203137940000
201618818.639994703223990000
201719708.642178003360020000
201820616.844233003544990000
201921539.946526403773360000
202022476.448863704036050000

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State and Local Finances Update for FY 2013

On February 1, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com learned that the US Census Bureau may not continue distributing a "flat file" of state and local finances, but only publish a summary of state and local finances.

So we have adapted our state and local finance process to extract the necessary data from the summary files published at the Bureau's State and Local Finance page. Briefly, this means that many detail functions, such as elementary education, are compressed to a single data item instead of two or three.

On February 6, 2016 we updated the state and local spending and revenue for FY 2013 using the newly Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances summaries for FY 2013 released in Fall 2015.  This includes state and local spending for the United States as a whole and individual states and the District of Columbia.

State and local spending and revenue for FY2013 are now actual historical spending as reported by the Census Bureau.  Previously state spending and revenue for FY2013 was actual and local spending and revenue was estimated.  The following table shows the difference between estimated and actual local spending and revenue for FY2013:

FY 2013Estimated
$ billion
Actual
$ billion
Local Spending$1,601$1,684
Local Revenue$1,094$1,169

We will update the "guesstimated" state and local finances for FY2014-20 after the FY2017 federal budget update.

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