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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP

DEFINITION: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Oman 11.4% 2005
=2 Saudi Arabia 10% 2005
=2 Qatar 10% 2005
=4 Jordan 8.6% 2006
=4 Iraq 8.6% 2006
6 Israel 7.3% 2006
7 Yemen 6.6% 2006
8 Syria 5.9% 2005
9 Kuwait 5.3% 2006
10 Morocco 5% 2004
11 Bahrain 4.5% 2006
12 Libya 3.9% 2005
13 Egypt 3.4% 2005
14 Algeria 3.3% 2006
=15 Lebanon 3.1% 2005
=15 United Arab Emirates 3.1% 2005
17 Iran 2.5% 2006
18 Tunisia 1.4% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Military/Expenditures/Percent-of-GDP

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP

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Interesting observations about Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP

  • Oman ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Eritrea ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2006.
  • Iraq ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Failed states in 2006.
  • Qatar ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • North Korea ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP globally in 2003.
  • El Salvador ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2006.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked third for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Syria ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Former French colonies in 2005.
  • Burundi ranked second for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Cuba ranked second for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2006.
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