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Military > Expenditure > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Eritrea 19.32% 2003
2 Oman 12.25% 2004
3 Saudi Arabia 8.2% 2005
4 Israel 7.92% 2005
5 Jordan 7.67% 2005
6 Liberia 7.5% 2002
7 Brunei 6.62% 2002
8 Syria 6.22% 2004
9 Kuwait 5.74% 2005
10 Yemen 5.6% 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 5.41% 2004
11 Angola 5.04% 2005
12 Singapore 4.68% 2005
13 Greece 4.48% 2005
14 Iran 4.46% 2005
15 Bahrain 4.34% 2004
=16 Morocco 4.28% 2005
=16 Djibouti 4.28% 2002
18 United States 4.08% 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.78% 2004
19 Chile 3.78% 2005
20 Lebanon 3.77% 2004
21 Russia 3.74% 2005
22 Colombia 3.73% 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.52% 2002
23 Zimbabwe 3.41% 2004
24 Pakistan 3.36% 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 3.24% 1995
25 Turkey 3.23% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.19% 1994
26 Georgia 3.15% 2005
27 Guinea-Bissau 3.11% 2001
28 Ethiopia 3.1% 2005
29 Namibia 3.05% 2005
30 Guinea 2.92% 2002
31 Turkmenistan 2.9% 1999
32 India 2.87% 2005
33 Kyrgyzstan 2.85% 2004
34 Egypt 2.81% 2005
35 Algeria 2.8% 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 2.75% 1994
36 Serbia and Montenegro 2.74% 2005
37 Armenia 2.72% 2005
38 Sri Lanka 2.66% 2005
39 Vietnam 2.65% 1994
40 United Kingdom 2.59% 2005
41 South Korea 2.58% 2005
42 France 2.49% 2005
43 Botswana 2.48% 2005
=44 Ukraine 2.45% 2005
=44 Uganda 2.45% 2004
46 Ecuador 2.41% 2005
47 Bulgaria 2.4% 2005
48 Lesotho 2.36% 2005
49 Sudan 2.26% 2003
=50 Tajikistan 2.17% 2004
=50 Rwanda 2.17% 2005
52 Portugal 2.15% 2005
53 Azerbaijan 2.12% 2005
=54 Romania 2.11% 2005
=54 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.11% 2005
56 Equatorial Guinea 2.1% 1995
57 Laos 2.07% 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.06% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.98% 2005
58 China 1.98% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.98% 2005
59 Nepal 1.97% 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.96% 2005
60 United Arab Emirates 1.93% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.93% 2004
61 Malaysia 1.9% 2005
62 Bolivia 1.89% 2005
63 Libya 1.88% 2004
64 Mali 1.86% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 1.84% 2005
65 Seychelles 1.81% 2005
66 Lithuania 1.8% 2005
67 Poland 1.79% 2005
=68 Australia 1.78% 2005
=68 Cambodia 1.78% 2005
=68 Benin 1.78% 1990
Europe average (profile) 1.77% 2004
=71 Slovakia 1.77% 2005
=71 Italy 1.77% 2005
=71 Czech Republic 1.77% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.76% 2005
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.75% 2005
75 Mongolia 1.74% 2004
76 Latvia 1.72% 2005
77 Swaziland 1.7% 2001
European Union average (profile) 1.68% 2005
78 Slovenia 1.67% 2005
79 Norway 1.65% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.62% 1995
=80 Netherlands 1.59% 2005
=80 Croatia 1.59% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 1.59% 2005
82 Brazil 1.57% 2005
=83 Estonia 1.56% 2005
=83 Sweden 1.56% 2005
85 Cote d'Ivoire 1.55% 2003
=86 Senegal 1.51% 2005
=86 Togo 1.51% 2005
88 Tunisia 1.49% 2005
89 Cyprus 1.48% 2004
90 Burkina Faso 1.47% 2005
91 Kenya 1.46% 2005
=92 Madagascar 1.44% 2001
=92 Gabon 1.44% 2005
94 Belize 1.43% 1997
95 South Africa 1.42% 2005
96 Albania 1.41% 2005
=97 Congo, Republic of the 1.37% 2003
=97 Denmark 1.37% 2005
=97 Uruguay 1.37% 2005
=100 Mozambique 1.35% 2005
=100 Germany 1.35% 2005
102 Hungary 1.33% 2005
103 Cameroon 1.32% 2005
104 Burma 1.3% 2002
105 Peru 1.25% 2005
=106 Belarus 1.24% 2005
=106 Belgium 1.24% 2005
108 Fiji 1.23% 2004
109 Finland 1.21% 2005
=110 Canada 1.14% 2005
=110 Bangladesh 1.14% 2005
=110 Thailand 1.14% 2005
=110 Venezuela 1.14% 2005
=114 Central African Republic 1.12% 2005
=114 Sierra Leone 1.12% 2005
=116 Tanzania 1.07% 2005
=116 Niger 1.07% 2004
118 Kazakhstan 1.06% 2005
119 Spain 1.03% 2005
120 New Zealand 1.01% 2005
=121 Panama 0.97% 1999
=121 Mauritania 0.97% 2005
=121 Argentina 0.97% 2005
=121 Japan 0.97% 2005
125 Switzerland 0.96% 2005
126 Indonesia 0.94% 2005
127 Luxembourg 0.93% 2005
128 Chad 0.9% 2005
129 Barbados 0.87% 2003
130 Nigeria 0.86% 2005
131 Philippines 0.82% 2005
132 Guyana 0.79% 1996
=133 Paraguay 0.75% 2005
=133 Ghana 0.75% 2005
=133 Somalia 0.75% 1989
=136 Malawi 0.74% 2003
=136 Austria 0.74% 2005
138 Malta 0.73% 2005
=139 Cape Verde 0.71% 2004
=139 Jamaica 0.71% 2005
141 Nicaragua 0.69% 2005
142 The Bahamas 0.65% 2005
143 Honduras 0.64% 2005
144 El Salvador 0.62% 2005
145 Dominican Republic 0.6% 2005
146 Zambia 0.58% 2000
147 Ireland 0.57% 2005
148 Uzbekistan 0.54% 2003
149 Papua New Guinea 0.53% 2005
150 Trinidad and Tobago 0.45% 1995
151 Guatemala 0.41% 2005
152 Mexico 0.39% 2005
153 The Gambia 0.34% 2005
154 Moldova 0.31% 2005
155 Mauritius 0.2% 2005
156 Haiti 0.09% 1995
157 Burundi 0.01% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Expenditure > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Expenditure/%-of-GDP

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