The federal authorities posted a budgetary deficit of $4.3 billion from April to August.
In its month-to-month fiscal monitor, the Finance Division says this compares to a surplus of $3.9 billion throughout the identical interval of the 2022-23 fiscal yr.
Authorities revenues elevated $2.4 billion, or 1.4 per cent, largely attributable to greater curiosity revenues and different non-tax revenues.
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Program bills excluding web actuarial losses elevated $7.4 billion, or 4.8 per cent.
Public debt fees grew by $4.1 billion, or 27.7 per cent, largely attributable to greater rates of interest.
Internet actuarial losses decreased by $0.9 billion, or 22.7 per cent, in comparison with the identical interval final yr.
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