Former Spanish colonies 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 Colombia 20.61 trillion 2009
2 Chile 2.82 trillion 2009
3 Paraguay 625.7 billion 2009
4 Philippines 64.99 billion 2009
5 Mexico 64.35 billion 2009
6 Uruguay 11.13 billion 2009
7 Dominican Republic 9.54 billion 2009
8 Venezuela 8.98 billion 2009
9 Argentina 8.71 billion 2009
10 Peru 4.52 billion 2009
11 Honduras 2.1 billion 2009
12 Cuba 2.02 billion 2008
13 Bolivia 2.01 billion 2009
14 Ecuador 1.92 billion 2009
15 Equatorial Guinea 1.72 billion 1995
16 Guatemala 1.35 billion 2009
17 Nicaragua 838 million 2009
18 El Salvador 135 million 2009
=19 Costa Rica 0.0 2009
=19 Panama 0.0 2009


Former Spanish colonies Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU


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