U.S. Federal Government Budget as a Percent of GDP Over Time
1) This chart was created from historical tables included in the U.S. Federal Government fiscal year 2014 budget. The federal
government adjusted its fiscal year one calendar quarter (3 months) during 1976, creating a 'transition quarter,' which has been
neglected in this chart.
2) The chart shows the total federal budget, or how much it spent during each fiscal year - from 1962 to 2012, with projections
through 2018, as a percentage of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the total economic output of the United States.
3) Gross Domestic Product numbers were also collected from historical tables included in the fiscal 2014 U.S. Federal
4) From this chart, one can see that the U.S. Federal Government budget has varied between a low of about 17% of GDP in the mid-1960s to a peak of over 25% of GDP in 2009, dropping below 23% in 2012 with projections of gradual reduction to about 21% by 2018.
5) See also U.S. Federal Government Budget Over Time.
6) See also U.S. Federal Government Budget per U.S. Resident Over Time.
7) See also U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Over Time.
8) See also U.S. Federal Government Debt as Percent of GDP Over Time.
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