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Economy > Aid > Military expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure). Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burma 55.69% 2005
2 Sudan 52.99% 1999
3 Oman 31.93% 2012
4 Azerbaijan 31.07% 2011
5 Burundi 30.31% 1999
6 Rwanda 29.26% 1992
7 Singapore 25.84% 2011
8 Yemen 23.88% 1999
9 Uganda 19.69% 2011
10 Colombia 18.4% 2011
11 United States 18.17% 2011
12 Kyrgyzstan 17.21% 2011
13 Armenia 17.12% 2011
14 Bahrain 16.98% 2007
15 India 16.82% 2011
16 Pakistan 16.66% 2012
17 Russia 16.4% 2011
18 Sri Lanka 16.2% 2011
19 China 16.08% 2008
20 Jordan 15.85% 2012
21 Tajikistan 15.8% 2004
22 Lebanon 14.87% 2011
23 Algeria 14.65% 2011
24 Israel 14.62% 2012
25 Cambodia 13.92% 2011
South Asia average (profile) 13.8% 2011
26 South Korea 13.59% 2011
27 Bangladesh 12.73% 2011
28 Cameroon 12.42% 1999
29 Central African Republic 12.31% 2004
30 Guinea 11.85% 1999
31 Georgia 11.35% 2012
32 Nigeria 10.84% 2008
33 Chile 10.83% 2011
34 Namibia 10.76% 2007
35 Mali 10.75% 2010
36 Niger 10.57% 2005
37 Burkina Faso 10.46% 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 10.43% 2011
38 Ethiopia 10.32% 2011
39 Democratic Republic of the Congo 10.18% 2010
40 Morocco 10.15% 2011
41 Togo 10.08% 2011
42 Zambia 9.95% 2010
43 Zimbabwe 9.89% 1997
44 Turkey 9.76% 2011
45 Iran 9.72% 2009
46 Senegal 9.7% 2001
47 Kuwait 9.38% 2011
48 Madagascar 9.31% 2008
49 Nepal 8.88% 2011
50 Republic of the Congo 8.82% 2005
51 Kenya 8.42% 2011
52 Afghanistan 8.1% 2011
53 Paraguay 8.06% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 8.02% 2008
54 Qatar 8.01% 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 7.98% 2011
55 Botswana 7.87% 2011
56 Thailand 7.75% 2011
57 Bolivia 7.74% 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7.58% 2011
58 Canada 7.26% 2011
59 Philippines 7.26% 2012
60 Malaysia 7.12% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.07% 2011
61 Australia 7.04% 2011
62 Swaziland 7% 2003
63 Peru 6.83% 2011
64 Fiji 6.62% 2006
65 Benin 6.49% 2008
66 Uruguay 6.46% 2011
67 The Gambia 6.37% 1990
68 Kazakhstan 6.36% 2011
69 Egypt 6.36% 2011
70 Ukraine 6.28% 2011
71 Albania 6.17% 2004
72 Ecuador 5.96% 1994
73 Republic of Macedonia 5.79% 2008
74 Brazil 5.67% 2011
75 Serbia 5.65% 2011
76 Venezuela 5.63% 2005
77 United Kingdom 5.6% 2011
78 Poland 5.35% 2011
Europe average (profile) 5.34% 2011
79 Estonia 5.24% 2011
80 Argentina 5.23% 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.22% 2011
81 Japan 5.13% 2011
82 El Salvador 5.07% 2011
83 Belize 5.05% 2009
84 Cyprus 4.99% 2011
85 Bulgaria 4.91% 2011
86 Belarus 4.81% 2011
87 Switzerland 4.79% 2008
88 Croatia 4.76% 2011
89 France 4.71% 2011
90 Dominican Republic 4.7% 2010
91 Portugal 4.64% 2011
92 Panama 4.59% 1999
93 Germany 4.49% 2011
94 Honduras 4.48% 2012
95 Greece 4.41% 2011
96 Norway 4.27% 2011
97 Indonesia 4.25% 2011
98 European Union 4.2% 2011
99 Italy 4.13% 2011
100 Liberia 4.12% 2011
101 Tunisia 4.09% 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 4.05% 2011
102 Trinidad and Tobago 3.97% 2009
103 Sierra Leone 3.73% 2011
104 Mexico 3.7% 2000
105 Romania 3.7% 2011
106 Sweden 3.7% 2011
107 Finland 3.61% 2011
European Union average (profile) 3.6% 2011
108 Nicaragua 3.52% 2011
109 Mongolia 3.48% 2011
110 South Africa 3.44% 2011
111 Latvia 3.41% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 3.39% 2011
112 Guatemala 3.3% 2011
113 Lesotho 3.29% 2008
114 Spain 3.28% 2011
115 Czech Republic 3.25% 2011
116 Denmark 3.17% 2011
117 Slovakia 3.13% 2011
118 Seychelles 3.12% 2012
119 Lithuania 3.06% 2011
120 Slovenia 3.05% 2011
121 Netherlands 3.04% 2011
122 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.95% 2011
123 Jamaica 2.73% 2011
124 New Zealand 2.64% 2011
125 Papua New Guinea 2.57% 2002
126 Belgium 2.41% 2011
127 Hungary 2.18% 2011
128 Austria 2.12% 2011
129 Laos 2% 2011
130 Cape Verde 1.93% 2009
131 Luxembourg 1.6% 2011
132 Malta 1.48% 2011
133 Ireland 1.31% 2011
134 Ghana 1.18% 2011
135 Moldova 0.907% 2011
136 Mauritius 0.746% 2011
137 Iceland 0.383% 2011

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Aid > Military expenditure > % of central government expenditure. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Aid/Military-expenditure/%-of-central-government-expenditure

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