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Military > 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, demobilisation, 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 Eritrea 23.55% 2003
2 Saudi Arabia 11.18% 2009
3 Oman 7.66% 2008
4 Israel 6.93% 2009
5 East Timor 6.81% 2009
6 Chad 6.52% 2009
7 Iraq 6.31% 2009
8 Jordan 6.06% 2009
9 Georgia 5.63% 2009
10 United Arab Emirates 5.6% 2007
11 United States 4.64% 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.57% 2007
12 Russia 4.33% 2009
13 Singapore 4.32% 2009
14 Sudan 4.22% 2006
15 Syria 4.16% 2009
=16 Lebanon 4.14% 2009
=16 Colombia 4.14% 2009
18 Armenia 4.04% 2009
19 Guinea-Bissau 4.01% 2005
20 Greece 3.99% 2009
21 Zimbabwe 3.85% 2005
22 Mauritania 3.79% 2009
23 Algeria 3.76% 2009
24 Burundi 3.75% 2008
25 Djibouti 3.69% 2008
26 Kyrgyzstan 3.59% 2008
27 Sri Lanka 3.54% 2009
28 Azerbaijan 3.49% 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.38% 2007
29 Morocco 3.36% 2009
30 Ecuador 3.35% 2009
31 Namibia 3.25% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.25% 2004
32 Botswana 3.21% 2009
33 Cuba 3.17% 2004
34 Pakistan 3.13% 2009
35 Kuwait 3.11% 2008
36 Chile 3.08% 2009
37 Lesotho 3.03% 2009
=38 Bahrain 2.97% 2008
=38 India 2.97% 2009
40 Turkmenistan 2.9% 1999
41 Ukraine 2.85% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.83% 2008
42 Turkey 2.76% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 2.71% 2008
43 United Kingdom 2.71% 2009
44 Brunei 2.66% 2007
45 Latvia 2.6% 2009
46 Qatar 2.47% 2007
47 France 2.41% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 2.39% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.35% 2009
48 Bulgaria 2.34% 2009
49 Estonia 2.29% 2009
50 Sierra Leone 2.28% 2008
=51 Serbia and Montenegro 2.23% 2009
=51 Guinea 2.23% 2004
=51 Rwanda 2.23% 2009
54 Vietnam 2.2% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 2.19% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.18% 2009
=55 Swaziland 2.17% 2007
=55 Tajikistan 2.17% 2004
57 Afghanistan 2.12% 2008
=58 Albania 2.1% 2009
=58 Equatorial Guinea 2.1% 1995
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.06% 2009
60 Australia 2.05% 2009
61 Malaysia 2.03% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 2.03% 2005
=62 Portugal 2.02% 2009
=62 Poland 2.02% 2009
64 China 2.01% 2009
65 Uganda 1.98% 2009
66 Togo 1.97% 2008
67 Mali 1.96% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.96% 2009
68 Kenya 1.9% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.89% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 1.83% 2009
=69 Cyprus 1.83% 2008
=69 Belarus 1.83% 2009
Europe average (profile) 1.82% 2007
71 European Union 1.82% 2009
72 Croatia 1.81% 2009
=73 Central African Republic 1.79% 2009
=73 Thailand 1.79% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 1.77% 2009
European Union average (profile) 1.77% 2009
75 Slovenia 1.75% 2009
76 Lithuania 1.73% 2009
77 Italy 1.69% 2009
=78 Brazil 1.66% 2009
=78 Zambia 1.66% 2009
80 Bolivia 1.65% 2009
81 Senegal 1.63% 2008
82 Nepal 1.62% 2009
83 Cote d'Ivoire 1.58% 2008
84 Cameroon 1.57% 2009
85 Uruguay 1.56% 2009
=86 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.54% 2009
=86 Czech Republic 1.54% 2009
88 Netherlands 1.53% 2009
89 Finland 1.51% 2009
90 Slovakia 1.5% 2009
91 South Africa 1.48% 2009
=92 Canada 1.46% 2009
=92 Norway 1.46% 2009
94 Mongolia 1.44% 2007
=95 Ethiopia 1.42% 2009
=95 Romania 1.42% 2009
97 Denmark 1.39% 2009
98 Tunisia 1.37% 2009
=99 Fiji 1.36% 2008
=99 Germany 1.36% 2009
=101 Burkina Faso 1.35% 2009
=101 Burma 1.35% 2002
103 Congo, Republic of the 1.32% 2008
104 Hungary 1.31% 2009
105 Sweden 1.3% 2009
106 Venezuela 1.28% 2009
107 Spain 1.26% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.24% 2009
108 Kazakhstan 1.23% 2009
=109 Belize 1.19% 2008
=109 Cambodia 1.19% 2008
=111 Malawi 1.18% 2007
=111 Libya 1.18% 2008
=111 Peru 1.18% 2009
=114 New Zealand 1.15% 2009
=114 Belgium 1.15% 2009
=116 Tanzania 1.14% 2009
=116 Bangladesh 1.14% 2009
=116 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.14% 2009
119 Madagascar 1.09% 2008
120 Gabon 1.06% 2007
=121 Benin 1.01% 2008
=121 Japan 1.01% 2009
123 Niger 0.98% 2005
124 Liberia 0.95% 2009
125 Austria 0.9% 2009
=126 Indonesia 0.89% 2009
=126 Nigeria 0.89% 2009
128 Mozambique 0.88% 2009
129 Philippines 0.85% 2009
130 Paraguay 0.84% 2009
131 Switzerland 0.81% 2008
=132 Seychelles 0.79% 2009
=132 Guyana 0.79% 1996
=134 Argentina 0.76% 2009
=134 Honduras 0.76% 2009
136 Somalia 0.75% 1989
=137 Luxembourg 0.72% 2007
=137 Ghana 0.72% 2009
139 The Gambia 0.7% 2007
140 Nicaragua 0.65% 2009
141 Ireland 0.63% 2009
142 El Salvador 0.61% 2009
143 Cape Verde 0.58% 2008
144 Dominican Republic 0.57% 2009
=145 Uzbekistan 0.54% 2003
=145 Mexico 0.54% 2009
=145 Jamaica 0.54% 2008
148 Papua New Guinea 0.5% 2009
149 Moldova 0.47% 2009
150 Guatemala 0.45% 2009
151 Laos 0.39% 2008
152 Mauritius 0.18% 2008
153 Iceland 0.08% 2009
=154 Panama 0.0 2009
=154 Costa Rica 0.0 2009
=154 Haiti 0.0 2009
=154 Malta 0.0 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Military expenditure > % of GDP. 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/Military/Military-expenditure/%-of-GDP

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