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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 2007 - 2012

2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  

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 2007 - 2012   +1yr +4yr
Actual Outlays from US Federal FY 16+ Budget
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FY 2007
FY 2008
FY 2009
FY 2010
FY 2011
FY 2012
[+]  Pensions628.3659.8730.4749.6775.6811.7
[+]  Health Care641.8671.4764.4820.7858.2818.5
[+]  Education100.8100.989.8140.3113.7103.3
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[+] Drill-down: Click on the [+] to drill down to more detailed numbers. For federal spending line items (but not revenue) you can drill down three levels to view about 4,000 items of spending at the “agency code” level.
[+]  Welfare262.1322.3415.1502.3472.9419.0
[+]  Protection42.448.152.654.456.156.3
[+]  Transportation72.977.684.392.093.093.0
[+]  General Government19.820.823.024.729.030.0
[+]  Other Spending71.099.3377.229.896.4135.1
[+]  Interest237.1252.8186.9196.2230.0220.4
[+]  Balance0.
[+]  Total Spending:  Start chart2,728.72,982.53,517.73,457.13,603.13,537.0
[+]  Federal Deficit160.7458.61,412.71,294.41,299.61,087.0
[+]  Gross Public Debt8,950.89,986.111,875.913,528.814,764.216,050.9
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Data Sources for 2007:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1

Data Sources for 2012:
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.

You can move the the six-year window, change the units displayed, or drill down to view more detailed spending information.


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

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

Download Federal Budget Data for 2007-2012

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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

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 2007_2012:

Sources for 2007:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

Sources for 2012:

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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Federal Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY15

On October 15, 2015, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY15 ending September 30 was $439 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 16 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY15 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY15 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY2015.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2015 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY2015 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY2015 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015 with the actual outlays for FY15 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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