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A comparison of federal outlays for FY 2010 estimated in various federal budgets against the actual outlays in FY 2010.

Estimated vs. Actual Federal Spending
for Fiscal Year 2010 from Federal Budgets

Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of nominal dollars. By using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select millions of dollars, percent of GDP, percent of federal total, percent of overall total, dollars per capita of population, and thousand dollars per capita of population.
Fiscal Year: The default year displayed is the current US government fiscal year. But you can select any year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select a year to get close, then select the year you want. You can increase or decrease the year using the “yr” text links in the table heading.
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US Federal Government Outlays
Budgeted vs. Actual
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2010 in $ billion   +1yr +5yr
Estimates for FY 2010 Federal Outlays in US Budgets
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in FY10
in FY11
[+]  Pensions754.1774.3756.1
[–]  Health Care:  Start chart846.8829.5820.7
[–]  Medical service (Seniors)457.8457.2451.6
[+] HI (Part A) Net Benefits (572)190.4188.9189.7
[+] HI (Part A) Administration (573)
[+] HI (Part A) Premiums and Collections (574)-9.4-9.5-9.6
[+] SMI (Part B) Net Benefits (575)155.2165.6154.5
[+] SMI (Part B) Administration (576)
[+] SMI (Part B) Prorated Premiums and Collections (577)-42.0-44.8-43.5
[+] SMI Drug (Part D) Benefits (581)64.258.859.3
[+] SMI Drug (Part D) Administration (582)
[+] SMI Drug (Part D) Premiums and Collections (583)-11.0-10.8-6.9
[+] Medicare Other (584)
[+] HI (Part C) Private Health Plan Bid (585)54.655.555.5
[+] HI (Part C) Private Health Plan Rebate (586)
[+] SMI (Part C) Private Health Plan Bid (587)51.250.650.6
[+] SMI (Part C) Private Health Plan Rebate (588)
[+] SMI (Part C) Prorated Premiums and Collections (589)-15.5-14.9-15.5
[–]  Medical servicen/an/an/a
[–]  Public health services4.34.44.1
[+] Consumer and occupational health and safety (554)
[–]  R and D Health36.632.734.2
[+] Health research and training (552)36.632.734.2
[+]  (553)n/an/an/a
[+]  Health n.e.c.n/an/an/a
[–]  Vendor Payments (Welfare)348.2335.2330.7
[+] Health care services (551)348.2335.2330.7
[+]  Education149.5157.0140.3
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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.
[+]  Welfare419.6557.3495.8
[+]  Protection37.636.635.0
[+]  Transportation106.9106.592.0
[+]  General Government43.749.144.1
[+]  Other Spending225.2127.829.8
[+]  Interest135.9187.8196.2
[+]  Balance0.0-0.00.0
[+]  Total Spending3,591.13,720.73,457.1
[+]  Federal Deficit1,258.41,555.61,294.4
[+]  Gross Public Debt14,456.312,033.713,528.8
[+]  Other Borrowingn/an/a358.6
[+]  Agency/GSE Debtn/an/a7,574.0
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Data Sources for 2010:
GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1

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Starting with the 1986 budget, the Office of Management and Budget provides six years of estimated outlays for each function and subfunction extending from the fiscal year in which the federal budget is published to five years into the future. For instance, the 1986 budget historical tables included estimates for FY85, FY86, FY87, FY88, FY89, and FY90. Starting with FY90, OMB will have made six estimates of outlays for each year before the actual outlays for a fiscal year is reported.

But. For the “default” and “programs” views, we have extracted data from the Public Budget Database to expand Social Security and Medicare beyond the single line item each gets in Table 3.2. The Public Budget Database starts publishing six years of estimated outlays with the FY10 budget, so this page will only provide a full six years of estimates starting with estimated vs. actual data for 2014.

The table shows overall budgeted federal expenditures for major functions for the specified fiscal year, as estimated in the historical tables in several presidential budgets. You can compare these estimates with the actual expenditures for the fiscal year as reported in the budget historical tables after the specified fiscal year is over.

You can change the year 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.

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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 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

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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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