FEDERAL DEBT


TOTAL FEDERAL DEBT: OUTSTANDING AND NET ISSUANCE

Total federal debt outstanding totals $22.23 trillion, up over 6% from one year ago.

Total federal debt outstanding totals $22.23 trillion, up over 6% from one year ago.

Net change in total federal debt outstanding total $1.3 trillion, up 13% over issuance in 2018.

Net change in total federal debt outstanding total $1.3 trillion, up 13% over issuance in 2018.

 

U.S. TREASURY SECURITIES: OUTSTANDING AND ISSUANCE

U.S. Treasury securities outstanding total $15.9 trillion, up 6.7% from one year ago.

U.S. Treasury securities outstanding total $15.9 trillion, up 6.7% from one year ago.

Issuance of U.S. Treasury securities for the latest 12 months totaled $10.8 trillion, up nearly 20% from one year ago.

Issuance of U.S. Treasury securities for the latest 12 months totaled $10.8 trillion, up nearly 20% from one year ago.


FEDERAL SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

  • There was monthly federal surplus in April 2019 down from surplus one year and compares to deficit prior month

    • Outlays were $375 billion - level with prior month and up from year ago.

    • Receipts of $536 billion were up significantly from prior month and up slightly to one year ago.

  • In April 2019, there was a surplus in federal spending of $160 billion.

  • LTM deficit was $0.924 trillion.

 

FEDERAL DEBT HELD BY FOREIGN INVESTORS AND BY FEDERAL RESERVE

Both the levels of federal debt held by foreign investors and by the Federal Reserve has flattened or declined.