2003 Federal Outlays: Summary
This page provides an overview of how the federal government spent money
in a single year. For a more detailed breakdown of the spending numbers,
Federal Budget: Detailed Numbers.
The chart and table depict federal spending for
fiscal year 2003. Figures here are for
not budget authority.
The budget categories below
roughly reflect the
Composition of 2003 Federal Outlays: Piechart
Numbers are the percent of total outlays.
Composition of 2003 Federal Outlays: Table
Figures below 100.0 in the column entitled percentage
may not add up to 100 because of rounding errors.
Units: the figures in the column entitled $ billions
are millions of dollars. They have not been adjusted for inflation.
- 2157.64 is 2 trillion, 157 billion, 640 million dollars
- 474.68 is 474 billion, 680 million dollars
- 1.61 is 1 billion, 610 million dollars
- 0.78 is 780 million dollars
Some of the numbers in the table are negative. This is because
receipts and collections are recorded as negative outlays.
Public Budget Database, Budget
of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2005.
The choice of budget categories in the
table were influenced by
Anders Schneiderman and Nathan Newman,
National Budget Simulation.
The following documents were used in the development of this presentation of the budget: