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Europe Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > % of GDP

DEFINITION: Military expenditure (% of GDP). 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.).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Azerbaijan 4.64% 2012
2 Russia 4.47% 2012
3 Armenia 3.9% 2012
4 Georgia 2.88% 2012
5 Ukraine 2.77% 2012
6 Greece 2.63% 2012
7 United Kingdom 2.45% 2012
8 Turkey 2.31% 2012
9 France 2.26% 2012
10 Serbia 2.21% 2012
11 Cyprus 2.07% 2012
12 Poland 1.91% 2012
13 Montenegro 1.89% 2012
14 Estonia 1.88% 2012
15 Portugal 1.78% 2012
16 Croatia 1.7% 2012
17 Italy 1.69% 2012
18 Finland 1.48% 2012
19 Bulgaria 1.46% 2012
20 Albania 1.46% 2012
21 Denmark 1.41% 2012
22 Norway 1.4% 2012
23 Republic of Macedonia 1.38% 2012
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.37% 2012
25 Germany 1.34% 2012
26 Romania 1.29% 2012
27 Netherlands 1.28% 2012
28 Belarus 1.2% 2012
29 Sweden 1.19% 2012
30 Slovenia 1.18% 2012
31 Czech Republic 1.13% 2012
32 Slovakia 1.12% 2012
33 Belgium 1.05% 2012
34 Lithuania 0.966% 2012
35 Latvia 0.921% 2012
36 Spain 0.872% 2012
37 Hungary 0.833% 2012
38 Austria 0.819% 2012
39 Switzerland 0.765% 2012
40 Luxembourg 0.617% 2012
41 Malta 0.608% 2012
42 Ireland 0.55% 2012
43 Moldova 0.301% 2012
44 Iceland 0.128% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > 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/group-stats/Europe/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/%-of-GDP

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