Federal Government









Source(s): World Bank, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Cash surplus/deficit (% of GDP)

Cash surplus or deficit is revenue (including grants) minus expense, minus net acquisition of nonfinancial assets. In the 1986 GFS manual nonfinancial assets were included under revenue and expenditure in gross terms. This cash surplus or deficit is closest to the earlier overall budget balance (still missing is lending minus repayments, which are now a financing item under net acquisition of financial assets).

World Bank sources: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

Source Indicator: GC.BAL.CASH.GD.ZS

Federal Government Debt

Federal Government Debt: Total Public Debt (GFDEBTN)

Real Gross Domestic Product

A Guide to the National Income and Product Accounts of the United States (NIPA) – (http://www.bea.gov/national/pdf/nipaguid.pdf)