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Former Spanish colonies 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 Equatorial Guinea 3.59% 2009
2 Cuba 3.33% 2010
3 Colombia 3.28% 2012
4 Ecuador 2.83% 2012
5 Chile 2.04% 2012
6 Uruguay 1.95% 2012
7 Paraguay 1.66% 2012
8 Bolivia 1.47% 2012
9 Peru 1.25% 2012
10 Philippines 1.19% 2012
11 Honduras 1.05% 2012
12 Venezuela 1.05% 2012
13 El Salvador 0.993% 2012
14 Panama 0.978% 1999
15 Argentina 0.91% 2012
16 Nicaragua 0.626% 2012
17 Dominican Republic 0.615% 2012
18 Mexico 0.593% 2012
19 Guatemala 0.421% 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/Former-Spanish-colonies/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/%-of-GDP

Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > % of GDP

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