Monthly Budget Statement – United States

Monthly report of the deficit or surplus held by the U.S. government. The report provides detailed information on federal receipts and outlays based off accounting reports of Federal entities, disbursing officers, and Federal Reserve Bank reports. A positive Monthly Budget Statement (surplus) indicates that receipts exceed outlays. Conversely, a negative figure (deficit) is indicative of government debt.

Relevance: Rarely affects markets
Release schedule : 2:00 PM (EST); monthly, approximately 15 workdays following the reporting month’s end
Source of report : Financial Management Service, U.S. Department of Treasury
Web Address : http://fms.treas.gov/
Address of release : http://www.fms.treas.gov/mts/
AKA : Monthly Treasury Statement, Treasury Budget, MTS

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