Eastern Europe 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.).


1 Belarus 6.35 trillion 2012
2 Russia 2.8 trillion 2012
3 Hungary 233.76 billion 2012
4 Armenia 156 billion 2012
5 Serbia 72.65 billion 2012
6 Czech Republic 43.47 billion 2012
7 Ukraine 38.98 billion 2012
8 Poland 30.47 billion 2012
9 Albania 19.91 billion 2012
10 Romania 7.58 billion 2012
11 Croatia 5.61 billion 2012
12 Azerbaijan 2.5 billion 2012
13 Bulgaria 1.13 billion 2012
14 Slovakia 798 million 2012
15 Georgia 754 million 2012
16 Slovenia 415 million 2012
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina 351 million 2012
18 Moldova 264 million 2012
19 Montenegro 62 million 2012


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