Data released by the US Treasury Department on Thursday showed that the budget recorded a surplus of $ 214.3 billion in April compared to a surplus of $ 182.4 billion in the comparative period of 2017.
The US budget surplus at this level is the highest ever compared to the record level recorded in April 2001 at 190 billion dollars.
Analysts had expected the US to post a surplus of $ 201.2 billion in April.
The United States saw revenues of $ 510.4 billion in April, up from $ 455.6 billion in the same month in 2017.
While US expenditures amounted to 296.2 billion dollars last month compared to 273.1 billion dollars.
The increase in the income bill was due to higher taxes on personal income to $ 314 billion in April, the statement said.
In the first seven months of this year, the US budget deficit amounted to 385.4 billion dollars, compared with a deficit of 344 billion dollars in the comparative period.
By 6:35 pm GMT, the greenback was down 0.6% at $ 1.1922.
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