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Receipts and Outlays of the Federal Government, 1789–2013

(in millions of dollars)

Year Total On-budget1
Receipts Outlays Surplus or
deficit (-)
Receipts Outlays Surplus or
deficit (-)
1789-1849 $1,160 $1,090 $70 $1,160 $1,090 $70
1850-1900 14,462 15,453 -991 14,462 15,453 -991
1905 544 567 -23 544 567 -23
1910 676 694 -18 676 694 -18
1915 683 746 -63 683 746 -63
1920 6,649 6,358 291 6,649 6,358 291
1925 3,641 2,924 717 3,641 2,924 717
1930 4,058 3,320 738 4,058 3,320 738
1935 3,609 6,412 -2,803 3,609 6,412 -2,803
1940 6,548 9,468 -2,920 5,998 9,482 -3,484
1945 45,159 92,712 -47,553 43,849 92,569 -48,720
1950 39,443 42,562 -3,119 37,336 42,038 -4,702
1955 65,451 68,444 -2,933 60,370 64,461 -4,091
1960 92,492 92,191 301 81,851 81,341 510
1965 116,817 118,228 -1,411 100,094 101,699 -1,605
1970 192,807 195,649 -2,842 159,348 168,042 -8,694
1975 279,090 332,332 -53,242 216,633 271,892 -55,260
1980 517,112 590,947 -73,835 403,903 476,618 -72,715
1985 734,088 946,423 -212,334 547,918 769,615 -221,698
1990 1,032,094 1,253,130 -221,036 750,439 1,028,065 -277,626
1995 1,351,932 1,515,884 -163,952 1,000,853 1,227,220 -226,367
2000 2,025,457 1,789,216 236,241 1,544,873 1,458,451 86,422
2001 1,991,426 1,863,190 128,236 1,483,907 1,516,352 -32,445
2002 1,853,395 2,011,153 -157,758 1,338,074 1,655,491 -317,417
2003 1,782,532 2,160,117 -377,585 1,258,690 1,797,108 -538,418
2004 1,880,279 2,293,006 -412,727 1,345,534 1,913,495 -567,961
2005 2,153,859 2,472,205 -318,346 1,576,383 2,069,994 -493,611
2006 2,407,254 2,655,435 -248,181 1,798,872 2,233,366 -434,494
2007 2,567,985 2,728,686 -160,701 1,932,896 2,275,049 -342,153
2008 2,523,991 2,982,544 -458,553 1,865,945 2,507,793 -641,848
2010 2,162,706 3,457,079 -1,294,373 1,531,019 2,902,397 -1,371,378
2013 2,775,103 3,454,605 -679,502 2,101,829 2,820,794 -718,965
NOTES: 1789-1842: federal fiscal year ended Dec. 31; 1844-1976: June 30; 1977-present: Sept. 30.
1. Excludes the Social Security surplus. For years prior to 1933, on-budget surplus was not calculated separately.
2. Estimated.
Source: www.whitehouse.gov, Office of Management and Budget.

U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget