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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 Sudan 52.99% 1999
2 United Arab Emirates 45.71% 1999
3 Oman 45.17% 2001
4 Singapore 30.47% 2004
5 Burundi 30.31% 1999
6 Rwanda 29.17% 1992
7 Yemen 23.9% 1999
8 Pakistan 23.14% 2005
9 Cambodia 23.12% 2005
10 Kuwait 21.91% 2005
11 Ethiopia 21.81% 2002
12 Iran 21.74% 2005
13 Jordan 21.72% 2005
14 Chile 20.2% 2005
15 Ecuador 20.1% 1994
16 United States 19.26% 2005
17 Russia 18.76% 2005
18 India 18.62% 2004
19 China 18.22% 2004
20 Georgia 18.13% 2005
21 Bahrain 18.03% 2004
22 Israel 16.99% 2005
23 Tajikistan 15.8% 2004
24 Algeria 15.21% 2002
25 Armenia 14.99% 2005
26 Kyrgyzstan 14.88% 2001
27 Lebanon 14.39% 2004
28 Malaysia 13.8% 2003
29 Morocco 13.69% 2005
30 Bangladesh 13.6% 2004
31 Sri Lanka 12.67% 2005
32 Burkina Faso 12.58% 2005
33 Egypt 12.54% 2002
34 Central African Republic 12.31% 2004
35 Azerbaijan 12.15% 1999
36 South Korea 12.07% 2005
37 Cameroon 12.03% 1999
38 Colombia 11.9% 2005
39 Guinea 11.85% 1999
40 Nepal 11.84% 2005
41 Democratic Republic of the Congo 11.4% 2000
42 Uganda 11.06% 2003
43 Turkey 11.05% 2001
44 Serbia and Montenegro 10.97% 2002
45 Greece 10.15% 2005
46 Zimbabwe 10.03% 1997
47 Botswana 10.01% 1996
Emerging markets average (profile) 9.79% 2004
48 Togo 9.79% 2005
49 Senegal 9.7% 2001
50 Cote d'Ivoire 8.93% 2003
51 Romania 8.9% 2002
52 Namibia 8.48% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.68% 2005
53 Belize 7.59% 1997
54 Kenya 7.58% 2004
55 Peru 7.24% 2005
56 Australia 7.16% 2005
57 Bolivia 7.13% 2005
58 Brazil 7.08% 1998
59 The Gambia 7.03% 1990
60 Thailand 7.02% 2005
61 Bulgaria 6.99% 2005
62 Congo, Republic of the 6.9% 2003
63 Lesotho 6.76% 2004
64 Ukraine 6.54% 2005
65 Indonesia 6.53% 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.51% 2005
66 Japan 6.42% 1990
67 Lithuania 6.37% 2005
68 United Kingdom 6.31% 2005
69 Canada 6.28% 2005
70 Mongolia 6.2% 2003
71 Estonia 6.19% 2004
72 Argentina 5.87% 2004
=73 Latvia 5.83% 2005
=73 Kazakhstan 5.83% 2005
75 Albania 5.74% 2004
76 Zambia 5.65% 1999
77 Switzerland 5.41% 2002
78 France 5.39% 2005
79 Sierra Leone 5.12% 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 5.1% 2004
80 Slovakia 5.09% 2005
=81 Portugal 5.06% 2005
=81 Tunisia 5.06% 2005
83 Uruguay 4.99% 2005
84 Czech Republic 4.96% 2005
85 Poland 4.93% 2005
86 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.84% 2005
87 Norway 4.83% 2005
88 South Africa 4.81% 2005
89 Fiji 4.67% 2004
90 Panama 4.57% 1999
91 Philippines 4.52% 2005
European Union average (profile) 4.52% 2005
92 Paraguay 4.51% 2005
93 Italy 4.5% 2005
94 Venezuela 4.4% 2005
95 Germany 4.34% 2005
96 Sweden 4.31% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 4.22% 2005
97 Denmark 4.22% 2004
98 Belarus 4.18% 2005
99 Spain 4.15% 2005
100 Slovenia 4.04% 2005
101 Netherlands 3.96% 2005
102 Croatia 3.95% 2005
103 Ghana 3.81% 2004
104 Guatemala 3.75% 2005
105 Seychelles 3.74% 2005
106 El Salvador 3.52% 2005
107 The Bahamas 3.51% 2005
108 Mexico 3.34% 2000
109 Finland 3.32% 2005
110 Nicaragua 3.27% 2005
111 Dominican Republic 3.26% 2004
112 New Zealand 3.1% 2005
113 Hungary 3.09% 2005
114 Belgium 2.93% 2005
115 Madagascar 2.79% 2001
116 Cyprus 2.74% 2005
117 Papua New Guinea 2.57% 2002
118 Luxembourg 2.43% 2005
119 Barbados 2.3% 2003
120 Jamaica 2.11% 2005
121 Ireland 1.88% 2005
122 Trinidad and Tobago 1.79% 1995
123 Austria 1.75% 2005
124 Malta 1.74% 2004
125 Moldova 1.04% 2005
126 Mauritius 0.95% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Expenditure > % of central government expenditure. 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-central-government-expenditure

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