Emerging markets Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU

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.)".


1 Indonesia 49.78 trillion 2009
2 Colombia 20.61 trillion 2009
3 Chile 2.82 trillion 2009
4 India 1.85 trillion 2009
5 Russia 1.69 trillion 2009
6 China 686 billion 2009
7 Pakistan 409.6 billion 2009
8 Hungary 340.8 billion 2009
9 Thailand 162.13 billion 2009
10 Philippines 64.99 billion 2009
11 Mexico 64.35 billion 2009
12 Brazil 52.15 billion 2009
13 South Africa 35.89 billion 2009
14 Poland 27.17 billion 2009
15 Turkey 26.31 billion 2009
16 Ukraine 26.08 billion 2009
17 Malaysia 13.68 billion 2009
18 Venezuela 8.98 billion 2009
19 Argentina 8.71 billion 2009
20 Romania 6.96 billion 2009
21 Estonia 4.92 billion 2009
22 Peru 4.52 billion 2009
23 Lithuania 1.6 billion 2009
24 Bulgaria 1.55 billion 2009
25 Latvia 344 million 2009


Emerging markets Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU


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