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Sub-Saharan 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 Eritrea 6.3% 2006
2 Burundi 5.9% 2006
3 Angola 5.7% 2006
4 Mauritania 5.5% 2006
5 Swaziland 4.7% 2006
6 Chad 4.2% 2006
7 Cote d'Ivoire 4% 2006
=8 Zimbabwe 3.8% 2006
=8 Djibouti 3.8% 2006
10 Namibia 3.7% 2006
11 Gabon 3.4% 2005
12 Botswana 3.3% 2006
13 Guinea-Bissau 3.1% 2005
=14 Sudan 3% 2005
=14 Ethiopia 3% 2006
=16 Rwanda 2.9% 2006
=16 Zambia 2.9% 2006
=18 Kenya 2.8% 2006
=18 Comoros 2.8% 2006
20 Lesotho 2.6% 2006
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.5% 2006
22 Sierra Leone 2.3% 2006
23 Uganda 2.2% 2006
24 Seychelles 2% 2006
=25 Mali 1.9% 2006
=25 Senegal 1.9% 2006
=27 Benin 1.7% 2006
=27 South Africa 1.7% 2006
=27 Guinea 1.7% 2006
=30 Togo 1.6% 2005
=30 Tanzania 1.6% 2006
32 Nigeria 1.5% 2006
=33 Somalia 1.3% 2006
=33 Niger 1.3% 2006
=33 Cameroon 1.3% 2006
=33 Liberia 1.3% 2006
=33 Malawi 1.3% 2006
38 Burkina Faso 1.2% 2006
39 Central African Republic 1.1% 2006
40 Madagascar 1% 2006
=41 Mozambique 0.8% 2006
=41 Ghana 0.8% 2006
=41 Sao Tome and Principe 0.8% 2006
44 Cape Verde 0.7% 2006
45 The Gambia 0.5% 2006
46 Mauritius 0.3% 2006
47 Equatorial Guinea 0.1% 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/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Military/Expenditures/Percent-of-GDP

Sub-Saharan 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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