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Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU: 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 Indonesia 49.78 trillion 2009
2 Vietnam 36.18 trillion 2009
3 Zimbabwe 22.7 trillion 2007
4 Colombia 20.61 trillion 2009
5 Iraq 4.86 trillion 2009
6 Japan 4.77 trillion 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 3.49 trillion 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.15 trillion 2009
7 Chile 2.82 trillion 2009
8 Belarus 2.5 trillion 2009
9 Lebanon 2.15 trillion 2009
10 India 1.85 trillion 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.77 trillion 2008
11 Russia 1.69 trillion 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.35 trillion 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 1.34 trillion 2008
12 Zambia 1.07 trillion 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 941.19 billion 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 799.97 billion 2009
13 China 686 billion 2009
14 United States 661.05 billion 2009
15 Paraguay 625.7 billion 2009
16 Uganda 592.9 billion 2009
South Asia average (profile) 586 billion 2009
17 Cambodia 498 billion 2008
18 Pakistan 409.6 billion 2009
19 Algeria 383.62 billion 2009
20 Hungary 340.8 billion 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 335.85 billion 2007
21 Tanzania 326.1 billion 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 319.08 billion 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 306.99 billion 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 301.25 billion 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 283.2 billion 2009
22 Nigeria 224.02 billion 2009
23 Chad 205.7 billion 2009
24 Kazakhstan 198.8 billion 2009
25 Laos 185.1 billion 2008
26 Guinea 181.8 billion 2004
27 Madagascar 176.43 billion 2008
28 Sri Lanka 170.64 billion 2009
29 Cote d'Ivoire 165.2 billion 2008
30 Thailand 162.13 billion 2009
31 Cameroon 162.09 billion 2009
32 Saudi Arabia 154.77 billion 2009
33 Sierra Leone 133.08 billion 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 130.63 billion 2005
Europe average (profile) 128.48 billion 2009
34 Armenia 127.94 billion 2009
35 Syria 101.46 billion 2009
36 Democratic Republic of the Congo 99.1 billion 2009
37 Senegal 97.12 billion 2008
38 Mali 83.32 billion 2009
39 Burma 76.08 billion 2002
40 Bangladesh 70.15 billion 2009
41 Mongolia 66.2 billion 2007
42 Philippines 64.99 billion 2009
43 Mexico 64.35 billion 2009
44 Serbia and Montenegro 64.29 billion 2009
45 Rwanda 64.15 billion 2009
46 Congo, Republic of the 63.42 billion 2008
47 Gabon 59 billion 2007
48 Czech Republic 55.98 billion 2009
49 Israel 53.06 billion 2009
50 Uzbekistan 53.02 billion 2003
51 Brazil 52.15 billion 2009
52 Burundi 52 billion 2008
53 Burkina Faso 51.74 billion 2009
54 France 45.99 billion 2009
55 Kenya 44.82 billion 2009
56 United Arab Emirates 42.7 billion 2007
57 Sweden 40.31 billion 2009
58 United Kingdom 37.78 billion 2009
59 South Africa 35.89 billion 2009
60 Norway 35.12 billion 2009
61 Germany 32.86 billion 2009
62 Benin 30.33 billion 2008
63 Mauritania 30.13 billion 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 29.21 billion 2009
64 Poland 27.17 billion 2009
65 Turkey 26.31 billion 2009
66 Ukraine 26.08 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) 25.84 billion 2009
67 Italy 25.74 billion 2009
68 Australia 25.7 billion 2009
69 Togo 25.53 billion 2008
70 Morocco 24.61 billion 2009
71 Albania 23.63 billion 2009
72 Denmark 23.12 billion 2009
73 Canada 22.27 billion 2009
74 Niger 17.3 billion 2005
75 Central African Republic 17 billion 2009
76 Nepal 15.6 billion 2009
77 Malaysia 13.68 billion 2009
78 Spain 13.2 billion 2009
79 Afghanistan 12.78 billion 2009
80 Singapore 11.45 billion 2009
81 Uruguay 11.13 billion 2009
82 Dominican Republic 9.54 billion 2009
83 Greece 9.47 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 9.21 billion 2009
84 Venezuela 8.98 billion 2009
85 Netherlands 8.74 billion 2009
86 Argentina 8.71 billion 2009
87 Romania 6.96 billion 2009
88 Kyrgyzstan 6.75 billion 2008
89 Djibouti 6.45 billion 2008
=90 Qatar 6.39 billion 2007
=90 Guinea-Bissau 6.39 billion 2005
92 Croatia 6.02 billion 2009
93 Malawi 5.92 billion 2007
94 Jamaica 5.79 billion 2008
95 Estonia 4.92 billion 2009
96 Ethiopia 4.79 billion 2009
97 Peru 4.52 billion 2009
98 Switzerland 4.46 billion 2009
99 Somalia 4.2 billion 1989
100 Belgium 3.87 billion 2009
101 Sudan 3.34 billion 2006
102 Portugal 3.31 billion 2009
103 Botswana 2.67 billion 2009
104 Namibia 2.6 billion 2009
105 Finland 2.58 billion 2009
106 Eritrea 2.52 billion 2003
107 Austria 2.5 billion 2009
108 Mozambique 2.32 billion 2009
109 New Zealand 2.13 billion 2009
110 Honduras 2.1 billion 2009
111 Cuba 2.02 billion 2008
112 Bolivia 2.01 billion 2009
113 Ecuador 1.92 billion 2009
114 Equatorial Guinea 1.72 billion 1995
115 Lithuania 1.6 billion 2009
116 Bulgaria 1.55 billion 2009
117 Oman 1.54 billion 2009
118 Guatemala 1.35 billion 2009
119 Libya 1.35 billion 2008
120 Kuwait 1.31 billion 2009
121 Iceland 1.23 billion 2009
122 Azerbaijan 1.21 billion 2009
123 Ireland 1.03 billion 2009
124 Georgia 1.01 billion 2009
125 Jordan 981 million 2009
126 Slovakia 948 million 2009
127 Nicaragua 838 million 2009
128 Guyana 780 million 1996
129 Tunisia 731 million 2009
130 Cape Verde 663 million 2008
131 Slovenia 612 million 2009
132 Liberia 569 million 2009
133 Brunei 482 million 2009
134 Mauritius 481 million 2008
135 Lesotho 452 million 2009
136 Swaziland 451 million 2007
137 Cyprus 378 million 2009
138 Bosnia and Herzegovina 371 million 2009
139 Latvia 344 million 2009
140 Moldova 285 million 2009
141 Bahrain 279 million 2009
142 Luxembourg 268 million 2007
143 Ghana 159 million 2009
144 El Salvador 135 million 2009
145 Tajikistan 134 million 2004
146 Turkmenistan 116.4 million 1999
147 The Gambia 113 million 2007
148 Papua New Guinea 109 million 2009
149 Seychelles 82.3 million 2009
150 Fiji 77.2 million 2008
151 East Timor 38 million 2009
152 Belize 32.4 million 2008
153 Malta 36,100 2009
=154 Panama 0.0 2009
=154 Costa Rica 0.0 2009
=154 Haiti 0.0 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU. 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/Current-LCU

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Interesting observations about Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU

  • Indonesia has had the highest military expenditure > current LCU since 1992.
  • Japan ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • Zimbabwe ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Christian countries in 2007.
  • Hungary ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Russia ranked second for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Europe in 2009.
  • France ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • Chile ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Cold countries in 2009.
  • Colombia ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Catholic countries in 2009.
  • Canada ranked last for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • Iraq ranked second for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Muslim countries in 2009.
  • India ranked #4 for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Emerging markets in 2009.
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