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Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Military expenditure (current LCU). 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 Iran 78.38 trillion 2009
2 Vietnam 70 trillion 2012
3 Indonesia 64.44 trillion 2012
4 South Korea 35.66 trillion 2012
5 Colombia 21.82 trillion 2012
6 Iraq 7.06 trillion 2012
7 Belarus 6.35 trillion 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.33 trillion 2012
8 Japan 4.73 trillion 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.87 trillion 2012
9 Russia 2.8 trillion 2012
10 Chile 2.67 trillion 2012
11 Lebanon 2.62 trillion 2012
12 India 2.44 trillion 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.31 trillion 2005
13 Paraguay 1.87 trillion 2012
14 Burma 1.86 trillion 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.69 trillion 2008
15 Zambia 1.65 trillion 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 1.44 trillion 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.43 trillion 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.38 trillion 2010
16 China 1.05 trillion 2012
17 Cambodia 876 billion 2012
South Asia average (profile) 806.82 billion 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 797.19 billion 2012
18 Algeria 723 billion 2012
19 Uganda 720 billion 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 715.09 billion 2011
20 United States 682.48 billion 2012
21 Pakistan 628 billion 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 609.3 billion 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 543.5 billion 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 514.09 billion 2012
22 Tanzania 506 billion 2012
23 Angola 396 billion 2012
24 Nigeria 365 billion 2012
25 Kazakhstan 363 billion 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 313.7 billion 2011
26 Yemen 308 billion 2012
27 Democratic Republic of the Congo 283 billion 2012
28 Hungary 233.76 billion 2012
Europe average (profile) 229.66 billion 2012
29 Saudi Arabia 212.72 billion 2012
30 Cote d'Ivoire 208 billion 2012
31 Sri Lanka 184 billion 2012
32 Guinea 182 billion 2004
33 Cameroon 181 billion 2012
34 Equatorial Guinea 175.62 billion 2009
35 Thailand 167.44 billion 2012
36 Armenia 156 billion 2012
37 Mongolia 155.5 billion 2012
38 Madagascar 151 billion 2012
39 Laos 150 billion 2011
40 Gabon 128 billion 2012
41 Philippines 125.74 billion 2012
42 Bangladesh 123.61 billion 2012
43 Syria 120 billion 2011
44 Sierra Leone 118.78 billion 2012
45 Chad 114 billion 2011
46 Senegal 98.84 billion 2010
47 North Korea 98.8 billion 2012
48 Mexico 91.91 billion 2012
49 Burundi 85.1 billion 2012
50 Mali 76 billion 2012
51 Burkina Faso 74.3 billion 2012
52 Serbia 72.65 billion 2012
53 United Arab Emirates 70.39 billion 2011
54 Kenya 67.41 billion 2012
55 Republic of the Congo 66.17 billion 2010
56 Brazil 64.8 billion 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 57.09 billion 2005
57 Israel 56.5 billion 2012
58 Uzbekistan 53 billion 2003
59 Rwanda 49 billion 2012
60 France 45.86 billion 2012
61 Czech Republic 43.47 billion 2012
62 Sweden 42.07 billion 2012
63 Norway 40.57 billion 2012
64 Benin 39.9 billion 2012
65 Ukraine 38.98 billion 2012
66 United Kingdom 38.39 billion 2012
67 Afghanistan 37.68 billion 2012
68 South Africa 36.71 billion 2012
69 Germany 35.62 billion 2012
70 Niger 35.6 billion 2012
71 Turkey 32.66 billion 2012
72 Poland 30.47 billion 2012
73 Mauritania 30.1 billion 2009
74 Morocco 29.36 billion 2012
75 Togo 27.85 billion 2011
76 Egypt 26.5 billion 2012
77 Italy 26.45 billion 2012
78 Denmark 25.73 billion 2012
79 Central African Republic 25.55 billion 2010
80 Australia 25.27 billion 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 23.84 billion 2012
81 Canada 22.52 billion 2012
European Union average (profile) 20.52 billion 2012
82 Albania 19.91 billion 2012
83 Uruguay 19.73 billion 2012
84 Argentina 19.7 billion 2012
85 Nepal 19.3 billion 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 19.17 billion 2012
86 Venezuela 17.2 billion 2012
87 Malaysia 14.51 billion 2012
88 Dominican Republic 14.24 billion 2012
89 Singapore 12.15 billion 2012
90 Jamaica 11.34 billion 2012
91 Kyrgyzstan 10.7 billion 2011
92 Malawi 9.88 billion 2012
93 Spain 8.97 billion 2012
94 Guinea-Bissau 8.46 billion 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 8.06 billion 2012
95 Netherlands 7.66 billion 2012
96 Romania 7.58 billion 2012
97 Qatar 6.83 billion 2010
98 Ethiopia 6.75 billion 2012
99 Peru 6.74 billion 2012
100 Djibouti 6.45 billion 2008
101 Republic of Macedonia 6.35 billion 2012
102 Guyana 6.32 billion 2012
103 Croatia 5.61 billion 2012
104 Greece 5.09 billion 2012
105 Switzerland 4.53 billion 2012
106 Somalia 4.2 billion 1989
107 Belgium 3.96 billion 2012
108 Honduras 3.81 billion 2012
109 Libya 3.77 billion 2012
110 Namibia 3.34 billion 2012
111 Sudan 3.34 billion 2006
112 Portugal 2.94 billion 2012
113 Finland 2.85 billion 2012
114 South Sudan 2.84 billion 2012
115 Mozambique 2.8 billion 2010
116 Bolivia 2.74 billion 2012
117 Oman 2.58 billion 2012
118 Botswana 2.54 billion 2012
119 Eritrea 2.52 billion 2003
120 Austria 2.51 billion 2012
121 Azerbaijan 2.5 billion 2012
122 Ecuador 2.38 billion 2012
123 New Zealand 2.33 billion 2012
124 Iceland 2.18 billion 2012
125 Cuba 2.14 billion 2010
126 Kuwait 1.69 billion 2012
127 Guatemala 1.66 billion 2012
128 Trinidad and Tobago 1.59 billion 2009
129 Nicaragua 1.55 billion 2012
130 Bulgaria 1.13 billion 2012
131 Tunisia 1.11 billion 2012
132 Lithuania 1.1 billion 2012
133 Liberia 1.06 billion 2012
134 Jordan 1.03 billion 2012
135 Swaziland 976 million 2012
136 Ireland 902 million 2012
137 Slovakia 798 million 2012
138 Cape Verde 768 million 2011
139 Georgia 754 million 2012
140 Mauritius 666 million 2012
141 Brunei 514 million 2012
142 Slovenia 415 million 2012
143 Lesotho 390 million 2012
144 Cyprus 367 million 2012
145 Bahrain 358 million 2012
146 Bosnia and Herzegovina 351 million 2012
147 Estonia 327 million 2012
148 Zimbabwe 318 million 2012
149 Luxembourg 265 million 2012
150 Moldova 264 million 2012
151 El Salvador 237 million 2012
152 Ghana 196 million 2012
153 Papua New Guinea 175 million 2012
154 Latvia 143 million 2012
155 Tajikistan 134 million 2004
156 Seychelles 126 million 2012
157 Turkmenistan 116.4 million 1999
158 The Gambia 113 million 2007
159 Panama 112 million 1999
160 Fiji 102 million 2012
161 Montenegro 62 million 2012
162 Malta 41.33 million 2012
163 East Timor 37.7 million 2012
164 Haiti 37.5 million 1995
165 Belize 29.9 million 2012

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU. 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/Innovation/Military-expenditure/Current-LCU

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