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Executive Summary - Nation By The Numbers

The Nation By The Numbers

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NATION BY THE NUMBERS
A Snapshot of
The Government's Financial Position & Condition
  2018 2017*
Financial Measures (Dollars in Billions):
Gross Costs $ (4,808.5) $ (4,606.2)
Less: Earned Revenue $ 392.8 $ 431.9
Gain / (Loss) from Changes in Assumptions $ (125.2) $ (356.5)
Net Cost $ (4,540.9) $ (4,530.8)
Less: Total Taxes and Other Revenue $ 3,384.3 $ 3,374.6
Unmatched Transactions and Balances $ (2.4) $ 2.6
Net Operating Cost $ (1,159.0) $ (1,153.6)
Budget Deficit $ (779.0) $ (665.7)
 
Assets, comprised of:    
Loans Receivable, Net $ 1,419.1 $ 1,350.2
Property, Plant, and Equipment, Net $ 1,090.5 $ 1,087.0
Other $ 1,327.1 $ 1,097.7
Total Assets $ 3,836.7 $ 3,534.9
Less, Liabilities, comprised of:    
Debt Held By the Public & Accrued Interest $ (15,812.7) $ (14,724.1)
Federal Employee & Veteran Benefits $ (7,982.3) $ (7,700.1)
Other $ (1,562.5) $ (1,472.6)
Total Liabilities $ (25,357.5) $ (23,896.8)
Net Position (Assets Less Liabilities) $ (21,520.8) $ (20,361.9)
Sustainability Measures (Dollars in Trillions):
Social Insurance Net Expenditures $ (53.8) $ (49.0)
Total Federal Non-Interest Net Expenditures $ (46.2) $ (16.2)
 
Sustainability Measures as Percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP):
Social Insurance Net Expenditures (4.0%) (4.0%)
Total Federal Non-Interest Net Expenditures (3.3%) (1.2%)
Fiscal Gap1 (4.1%) (2.0%)

*Restated (See Financial Statement Note 1.U).
1 To prevent the debt-to-GDP ratio from rising over the next 75 years, a combination of non- interest spending reductions and receipts increases that amounts to 4.1 percent of GDP on average is needed (2.0 percent of GDP on average in 2017). See Financial Statement Note 23.

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