World Economic Outlook Database, April 2014

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes201220132014
United StatesGeneral government gross debtNational currencyBillionsSource: BEA and IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (revenue, expenditure, and net lending); Flow of Funds (debt)
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: Revenue, expenditure, and net lending data are compiled according to the GFSM2001 methodology. Due to data limitations, most series begin 2001.
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections are based on the February 2014 Congressional Budget Office baseline adjusted for the IMF staff’s policy and macroeconomic assumptions. The baseline incorporates the key provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, including a partial rollback of the sequester spending cuts in fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The rollback is fully offset by savings elsewhere in the budget. In fiscal years 2016 through 2021, the IMF staff assumes that the sequester cuts will continue to be partially replaced, in portions similar to the case in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, with back-loaded measures generating savings in mandatory programs and additional revenues. Over the medium term, the IMF staff assumes that Congress will continue to make regular adjustments to Medicare payments (DocFix) and will extend certain traditional programs (such as the research and development tax credit). Fiscal projections are adjusted to reflect the IMF staff’s forecasts of key macroeconomic and financial variables and different accounting treatment of financial sector support and are converted to a general government basis. Historical data start at 2001 for most series as data compiled according to GFSM2001 may not be available for the earlier years.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 2001
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;State Government;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/201416,627.16517,558.54018,527.005
United StatesGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).102.355104.517105.697
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  United States: General government gross debt (National currency)
Source: BEA and IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (revenue, expenditure, and net lending); Flow of Funds (debt)
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: Revenue, expenditure, and net lending data are compiled according to the GFSM2001 methodology. Due to data limitations, most series begin 2001.
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections are based on the February 2014 Congressional Budget Office baseline adjusted for the IMF staff’s policy and macroeconomic assumptions. The baseline incorporates the key provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, including a partial rollback of the sequester spending cuts in fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The rollback is fully offset by savings elsewhere in the budget. In fiscal years 2016 through 2021, the IMF staff assumes that the sequester cuts will continue to be partially replaced, in portions similar to the case in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, with back-loaded measures generating savings in mandatory programs and additional revenues. Over the medium term, the IMF staff assumes that Congress will continue to make regular adjustments to Medicare payments (DocFix) and will extend certain traditional programs (such as the research and development tax credit). Fiscal projections are adjusted to reflect the IMF staff’s forecasts of key macroeconomic and financial variables and different accounting treatment of financial sector support and are converted to a general government basis. Historical data start at 2001 for most series as data compiled according to GFSM2001 may not be available for the earlier years.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 2001
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;State Government;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


United States: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


 
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