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Military > Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: 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.).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 SudanSudan 52.99% 1999
2 United Arab EmiratesUAE 45.71% 1999
3 OmanOman 45.17% 2001
4 SingaporeSingapore 30.47% 2004
5 BurundiBurundi 30.31% 1999
6 RwandaRwanda 29.17% 1992
7 YemenYemen 23.9% 1999
8 PakistanPakistan 23.14% 2005
9 CambodiaCambodia 23.12% 2005
10 KuwaitKuwait 21.91% 2005
11 EthiopiaEthiopia 21.81% 2002
12 IranIran 21.74% 2005
13 JordanJordan 21.72% 2005
14 ChileChile 20.2% 2005
15 EcuadorEcuador 20.1% 1994
16 United StatesUnited States 19.26% 2005
17 RussiaRussia 18.76% 2005
18 IndiaIndia 18.62% 2004
19 ChinaChina 18.22% 2004
20 GeorgiaGeorgia 18.13% 2005
21 BahrainBahrain 18.03% 2004
22 IsraelIsrael 16.99% 2005
23 TajikistanTajikistan 15.8% 2004
24 AlgeriaAlgeria 15.21% 2002
25 ArmeniaArmenia 14.99% 2005
26 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 14.88% 2001
27 LebanonLebanon 14.39% 2004
28 MalaysiaMalaysia 13.8% 2003
29 MoroccoMorocco 13.69% 2005
30 BangladeshBangladesh 13.6% 2004
31 Sri LankaSri Lanka 12.67% 2005
32 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 12.58% 2005
33 EgyptEgypt 12.54% 2002
34 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 12.31% 2004
35 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 12.15% 1999
36 South KoreaSouth Korea 12.07% 2005
37 CameroonCameroon 12.03% 1999
38 ColombiaColombia 11.9% 2005
39 GuineaGuinea 11.85% 1999
40 NepalNepal 11.84% 2005
41 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 11.4% 2000
42 UgandaUganda 11.06% 2003
43 TurkeyTurkey 11.05% 2001
44 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 10.97% 2002
45 GreeceGreece 10.15% 2005
46 ZimbabweZimbabwe 10.03% 1997
47 BotswanaBotswana 10.01% 1996
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 9.79% 2004
48 TogoTogo 9.79% 2005
49 SenegalSenegal 9.7% 2001
50 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 8.93% 2003
51 RomaniaRomania 8.9% 2002
52 NamibiaNamibia 8.48% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 7.68% 2005
53 BelizeBelize 7.59% 1997
54 KenyaKenya 7.58% 2004
55 PeruPeru 7.24% 2005
56 AustraliaAustralia 7.16% 2005
57 BoliviaBolivia 7.13% 2005
58 BrazilBrazil 7.08% 1998
59 The GambiaThe Gambia 7.03% 1990
60 ThailandThailand 7.02% 2005
61 BulgariaBulgaria 6.99% 2005
62 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 6.9% 2003
63 LesothoLesotho 6.76% 2004
64 UkraineUkraine 6.54% 2005
65 IndonesiaIndonesia 6.53% 2004
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 6.51% 2005
66 JapanJapan 6.42% 1990
67 LithuaniaLithuania 6.37% 2005
68 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 6.31% 2005
69 CanadaCanada 6.28% 2005
70 MongoliaMongolia 6.2% 2003
71 EstoniaEstonia 6.19% 2004
72 ArgentinaArgentina 5.87% 2004
73 LatviaLatvia 5.83% 2005
74 KazakhstanKazakhstan 5.83% 2005
75 AlbaniaAlbania 5.74% 2004
76 ZambiaZambia 5.65% 1999
77 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 5.41% 2002
78 FranceFrance 5.39% 2005
79 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 5.12% 2004
NATO countries averageNATO average 5.1% 2004
80 SlovakiaSlovakia 5.09% 2005
81 PortugalPortugal 5.06% 2005
82 TunisiaTunisia 5.06% 2005
83 UruguayUruguay 4.99% 2005
84 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 4.96% 2005
85 PolandPoland 4.93% 2005
86 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 4.84% 2005
87 NorwayNorway 4.83% 2005
88 South AfricaSouth Africa 4.81% 2005
89 FijiFiji 4.67% 2004
90 PanamaPanama 4.57% 1999
91 PhilippinesPhilippines 4.52% 2005
European Union averageEuropean Union average 4.52% 2005
92 ParaguayParaguay 4.51% 2005
93 ItalyItaly 4.5% 2005
94 VenezuelaVenezuela 4.4% 2005
95 GermanyGermany 4.34% 2005
96 SwedenSweden 4.31% 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 4.22% 2005
97 DenmarkDenmark 4.22% 2004
98 BelarusBelarus 4.18% 2005
99 SpainSpain 4.15% 2005
100 SloveniaSlovenia 4.04% 2005
101 NetherlandsNetherlands 3.96% 2005
102 CroatiaCroatia 3.95% 2005
103 GhanaGhana 3.81% 2004
104 GuatemalaGuatemala 3.75% 2005
105 SeychellesSeychelles 3.74% 2005
106 El SalvadorEl Salvador 3.52% 2005
107 The BahamasThe Bahamas 3.51% 2005
108 MexicoMexico 3.34% 2000
109 FinlandFinland 3.32% 2005
110 NicaraguaNicaragua 3.27% 2005
111 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 3.26% 2004
112 New ZealandNew Zealand 3.1% 2005
113 HungaryHungary 3.09% 2005
114 BelgiumBelgium 2.93% 2005
115 MadagascarMadagascar 2.79% 2001
116 CyprusCyprus 2.74% 2005
117 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 2.57% 2002
118 LuxembourgLuxembourg 2.43% 2005
119 BarbadosBarbados 2.3% 2003
120 JamaicaJamaica 2.11% 2005
121 IrelandIreland 1.88% 2005
122 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 1.79% 1995
123 AustriaAustria 1.75% 2005
124 MaltaMalta 1.74% 2004
125 MoldovaMoldova 1.04% 2005
126 MauritiusMauritius 0.95% 2005

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"All countries compared for Military > Expenditure > % of central government expenditure", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Expenditure/%-of-central-government-expenditure

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