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High income OECD countries 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.).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Korea 35.66 trillion 2012
2 Japan 4.73 trillion 2012
3 Chile 2.67 trillion 2012
4 United States 682.48 billion 2012
5 Israel 56.5 billion 2012
6 France 45.86 billion 2012
7 Czech Republic 43.47 billion 2012
8 Sweden 42.07 billion 2012
9 Norway 40.57 billion 2012
10 United Kingdom 38.39 billion 2012
11 Germany 35.62 billion 2012
12 Poland 30.47 billion 2012
13 Italy 26.45 billion 2012
14 Denmark 25.73 billion 2012
15 Australia 25.27 billion 2012
16 Canada 22.52 billion 2012
17 Spain 8.97 billion 2012
18 Netherlands 7.66 billion 2012
19 Greece 5.09 billion 2012
20 Switzerland 4.53 billion 2012
21 Belgium 3.96 billion 2012
22 Portugal 2.94 billion 2012
23 Finland 2.85 billion 2012
24 Austria 2.51 billion 2012
25 New Zealand 2.33 billion 2012
26 Iceland 2.18 billion 2012
27 Ireland 902 million 2012
28 Slovakia 798 million 2012
29 Slovenia 415 million 2012
30 Estonia 327 million 2012
31 Luxembourg 265 million 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU. 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/High-income-OECD-countries/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/Current-LCU

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