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Federal Budget Expenditures, Total for United States

1962-12: 7,635.8 Millions of Dollars  
Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted, M1505FUSM144NNBR, Updated: 2012-08-20 8:46 AM CDT
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Series Is Presented Here As Six Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1879-1915 (2)--Original Data, 1914-1933 (3)--Original, 1932-1938 (4)--Original, 1937-1940 (5)--Original, 1939-1947 (6)--Original, 1945-1962. In February 1954, The Daily Treasury Statement Discontinued Reporting Expenditures. The New Monthly Report Issued By The Treasury Department Was Based On Reports From Collecting And Disbursing Agencies And Is Considered More Accurate By The Treasury Because It Allows"The Necessary Time For Uniform Reporting Of Budget Results" (Daily Statement, February 17, 1954). Beginning In July 1960, "Net" Budget Receipts (And "Net" Budget Expenditures) Exclude Certain Interfund Transactions Which Are Included In Both Budget Receipts And Budget Expenditures. The Transactions Deducted Are Mainly Interest Payments To The Treasury By Government Corporations And Agencies. This Does Not Affect Budget Surplus Or Deficit. The Worksheets For This Variable Show The Old "Net" Figures, After June 1960 Called "Subtotal Receipts." It Is Believed That The Data Can Be Treated As A Continuous Series Since Deductions Are Very Small. From January 1962 On, Refunds Include Amounts Applicable To Trust Accounts Formerly Included In "Transfers To Trust Accounts", One Of The Items Deducted From Receipts To Derive "Net" Receipts. Refunds Applicable To Trust Accounts Have Here Been Eliminated And The Amounts Of Refunds Added Back Into Net Budget Receipts Are Comparable Throughout. Source: U.S. Treasury Department, Data For 1945-1953: Daily Treasury Statement; Data For 1954-1962: Monthly Statement Of Receipts And Expenditures Of The United States Government

This NBER data series m15005f appears on the NBER website in Chapter 15 at

NBER Indicator: m15005f

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database

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National Bureau of Economic Research, Federal Budget Expenditures, Total for United States [M1505FUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, May 1, 2016.

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