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Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

Feds post $6.3B surplus

The federal government posted a surplus of $6.3 billion for the first four months of its 2022-23 fiscal year.

The Finance Department says the result for the April-to-July period compared with deficit of $47.3 billion in the same stretch a year earlier.

In its monthly fiscal monitor, the government says revenue for the fiscal year so far totalled $143.1 billion, up from $118.5 billion a year ago.

Program expenses, excluding net actuarial losses, were nearly $122.2 billion for the fiscal year so far down from $152.9 billion during the same period a year earlier.

Public debt charges rose to $11.2 billion for the period, up from $7.8 billion.

Net actuarial losses totalled $3.4 billion for the period, down from $5.1 billion a year earlier.



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