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Each federal budget includes actual outlays for all the fiscal years going back to 1962.

FY17 Federal Budget Spending Actuals
for Fiscal Years 2010 - 2015

2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  


US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers from the most recent US Federal Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at numbers from other US Federal Budgets using this dropdown control.
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US Federal Government FY 16+ Budget
Actual Outlays in $ billion nominal
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Years 2010 - 2015   +1yr +2yr
Actual Outlays from US Federal FY 16+ Budget
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FY 2010
 Outlays
FY 2011
 Outlays
FY 2012
 Outlays
FY 2013
 Outlays
FY 2014
 Outlays
FY 2015
 Outlays
[+]  Pensions756.1782.3819.5870.9914.6959.1
[+]  Health Care820.7858.2818.5856.1921.11,018.6
[+]  Education140.3113.7103.385.3102.6132.5
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Defense847.1878.4849.6818.6799.8799.7
[+]  Welfare495.8466.2411.2397.8370.3366.5
[+]  Protection35.036.335.734.132.932.4
[+]  Transportation92.093.093.091.791.990.0
[+]  General Government44.148.750.649.044.439.7
[+]  Other Spending29.896.4135.130.3-0.417.7
[+]  Interest196.2230.0220.4220.9229.0223.3
[+]  Balance0.00.00.00.00.00.0
[+]  Total Spending:  Start chart3,457.13,603.13,537.03,454.73,506.13,687.6
[+]  Federal Deficit1,294.41,299.61,087.0679.6484.6438.9
[+]  Gross Public Debt13,528.814,764.216,050.916,719.417,794.418,117.9
[+]  Other Borrowing358.6-64.2199.7-11.0590.4250.6
[+]  Agency/GSE Debt7,574.07,552.17,529.77,769.77,920.28,075.4
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a - actual reported
e - estimated by usgovernmentspending.com
b - budgeted estimate in US FY17 budget
g - 'guesstimated' projection by usgovernmentspending.com

Data Sources for 2010:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1

Data Sources for 2015:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1

The table shows overall actual federal expenditures for major functions for a six year window, as reported in the historical tables in the latest presidential budget.

If the most recent year, 2015, shows many values as budgeted, it is because the details of actual expenditure for the latest year have not yet been released.

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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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Data Sources for 2010_2015:

Sources for 2010:

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

Sources for 2015:

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

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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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