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Cold countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU

DEFINITION: Military expenditure (current LCU). 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 Belarus 6.35 trillion 2012
2 Russia 2.8 trillion 2012
3 Chile 2.67 trillion 2012
4 China 1.05 trillion 2012
5 United States 682.48 billion 2012
6 Kazakhstan 363 billion 2012
7 Hungary 233.76 billion 2012
8 Armenia 156 billion 2012
9 Mongolia 155.5 billion 2012
10 North Korea 98.8 billion 2012
11 Czech Republic 43.47 billion 2012
12 Sweden 42.07 billion 2012
13 Norway 40.57 billion 2012
14 Ukraine 38.98 billion 2012
15 United Kingdom 38.39 billion 2012
16 Germany 35.62 billion 2012
17 Poland 30.47 billion 2012
18 Denmark 25.73 billion 2012
19 Canada 22.52 billion 2012
20 Nepal 19.3 billion 2011
21 Kyrgyzstan 10.7 billion 2011
22 Romania 7.58 billion 2012
23 Republic of Macedonia 6.35 billion 2012
24 Switzerland 4.53 billion 2012
25 Belgium 3.96 billion 2012
26 Finland 2.85 billion 2012
27 Austria 2.51 billion 2012
28 Iceland 2.18 billion 2012
29 Lithuania 1.1 billion 2012
30 Ireland 902 million 2012
31 Slovakia 798 million 2012
32 Georgia 754 million 2012
33 Slovenia 415 million 2012
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina 351 million 2012
35 Estonia 327 million 2012
36 Luxembourg 265 million 2012
37 Latvia 143 million 2012
38 Tajikistan 134 million 2004

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