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Federal Budget Comparison
between FY18 budget and FY19 budget

Comparison of: Total Spending
in $ billion nom
YearFY18
Budget
FY19
Budget
Difference
2018$4,094.45$4,172.9978.54
2019$4,339.56$4,406.7067.14
2020$4,470.08$4,595.88125.80
2021$4,616.68$4,754.12137.44
2022$4,831.74$4,996.46164.72

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Spending data is from official government sources.

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Federal spending data begins in 1792.

State and local spending data begins in 1820.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2018_2023:

Sources for 2018:

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 2023:

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 Budget for FY19 Released

On February 12, 2019, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from the historical tables in the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2019. Actual revenue for FY 2017 and estimated revenue through FY 2023 come from Historical Tables 2.1, 2.4, and 2.5. Actual spending for FY 2017 and estimated spending at the subfunction level through FY 2023 come from Table 3.2. Budget Authority estimates come from Table 5.1, federal debt estimates come from Table 7.1 and GDP estimates come from Table 10.1. Intergovernmental transfers come from Table 12.3.

Here is how headline budget estimates for the upcoming FY 2019 fiscal year have changed since the release of the FY 2017 budget a year ago in 2016.

FY 2019 Federal Budget Changes Since 2017
$ billionEstimate in
FY18 Budget
Estimate in
FY19 Budget
Change
Federal Outlays$4,339.6$4,406.7+$67.1
Federal Receipts$3,813.7$3,422.3-$391.4
Federal Deficit$525.9$984.4+$458.5

You can see line item changes from budget to budget here. You can compare budget estimates with actuals here.

Account level spending estimates through FY 2023 come from the Outlays table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 12, 2018.

Account level budget authority estimates through FY 2023 come from the Budget Authority table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 12, 2018.

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