Middle Eastern and North Africa 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.).


1 Iran 78.38 trillion 2009
2 Iraq 7.06 trillion 2012
3 Lebanon 2.62 trillion 2012
4 Algeria 723 billion 2012
5 Yemen 308 billion 2012
6 Saudi Arabia 212.72 billion 2012
7 Syria 120 billion 2011
8 United Arab Emirates 70.39 billion 2011
9 Israel 56.5 billion 2012
10 Morocco 29.36 billion 2012
11 Egypt 26.5 billion 2012
12 Qatar 6.83 billion 2010
13 Libya 3.77 billion 2012
14 Oman 2.58 billion 2012
15 Kuwait 1.69 billion 2012
16 Tunisia 1.11 billion 2012
17 Jordan 1.03 billion 2012
18 Bahrain 358 million 2012


"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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/Current-LCU

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