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Military > Defence spending > Percent of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Defense expenditure as percentage of GDP. Figures are for the year 2010.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Saudi Arabia 8.2% 2008
2 United States 4.3% 2008
3 Russia 3.5% 2008
4 Greece 3.3% 2009
5 South Korea 2.8% 2008
6 India 2.6% 2008
7 Bulgaria 2.34% 2009
8 France 2.32% 2009
9 China 2% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.97% 2008
10 Estonia 1.85% 2009
11 Australia 1.8% 2008
12 Cyprus 1.78% 2009
13 Poland 1.66% 2009
14 European Union 1.63% 2009
15 Latvia 1.6% 2009
=16 Slovakia 1.53% 2009
=16 Portugal 1.53% 2009
18 Brazil 1.5% 2008
19 Slovenia 1.48% 2009
European Union average (profile) 1.44% 2009
=20 Czech Republic 1.44% 2009
=20 Italy 1.44% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 1.43% 2009
22 Netherlands 1.43% 2009
23 Denmark 1.41% 2009
24 Finland 1.32% 2009
25 Canada 1.3% 2008
26 Germany 1.27% 2009
=27 Belgium 1.24% 2009
=27 Romania 1.24% 2009
29 Sweden 1.23% 2009
30 Hungary 1.22% 2009
31 Spain 1.16% 2009
32 Lithuania 1.12% 2009
33 Austria 0.94% 2009
34 Japan 0.9% 2008
35 Ireland 0.58% 2009
36 Luxembourg 0.53% 2009
37 Malta 0.5% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Defence spending > Percent of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: The SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Defence-spending/Percent-of-GDP

Military > Defence spending > Percent of GDP: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Defence spending > Percent of GDP

  • Greece ranked first for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst European Union in 2009.
  • United States ranked first for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
  • France ranked second for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • Russia ranked first for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst Europe in 2008.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by defence spending > percent of GDP are Sparsely populated.
  • Bulgaria ranked second for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • 14 of the bottom 15 countries by defence spending > percent of GDP are Christian.
  • Japan ranked last for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2008.
  • 12 of the bottom 15 countries by defence spending > percent of GDP are Cold countries'.
  • Spain ranked second last for defence spending > percent of GDP amongst Southern Europe in 2009.
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