The federal government ran a $182.4 billion surplus in April, the Treasury Department reported Wednesday.

Outlays in April totaled $273.177 billion. Receipts totaled $455.605 billion.

In April 2016, the government ran a $106.5 billion surplus.

In March, the government ran a $176.2 billion deficit.

For the fiscal year to date, the government has a $344.4 billion deficit, compared to a $352.9 billion deficit for the similar period in fiscal 2016.

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Gary Siegel

Gary Siegel

Gary Siegel has been at The Bond Buyer since 1989, currently covering economic indicators and the Federal Reserve system.