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Muslim countries 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 Oman 8.61% 2012
2 Saudi Arabia 7.98% 2012
3 United Arab Emirates 5.5% 2011
4 Jordan 4.68% 2012
5 Azerbaijan 4.64% 2012
6 Algeria 4.56% 2012
7 Sudan 4.37% 2006
8 Djibouti 4.07% 2007
9 Lebanon 4.04% 2012
10 Yemen 4.02% 2012
11 Syria 3.95% 2010
12 Mauritania 3.79% 2009
13 Kyrgyzstan 3.74% 2011
14 Afghanistan 3.55% 2012
15 Morocco 3.55% 2012
16 Kuwait 3.35% 2011
17 Bahrain 3.14% 2012
18 Pakistan 3.13% 2012
19 Turkmenistan 2.9% 1999
20 Iraq 2.88% 2012
21 Brunei 2.43% 2012
22 Turkey 2.31% 2012
23 Guinea 2.23% 2004
24 Iran 2.19% 2009
25 Tajikistan 2.17% 2004
26 Chad 1.99% 2011
27 Egypt 1.68% 2012
28 Tunisia 1.55% 2012
29 Senegal 1.54% 2010
30 Malaysia 1.54% 2012
31 Qatar 1.5% 2010
32 Albania 1.46% 2012
33 Mali 1.44% 2012
34 Burkina Faso 1.39% 2012
35 Bangladesh 1.35% 2012
36 Kazakhstan 1.2% 2012
37 Libya 1.18% 2008
38 Niger 1.03% 2012
39 Nigeria 0.886% 2012
40 Indonesia 0.782% 2012
41 Sierra Leone 0.72% 2012
42 The Gambia 0.569% 2007
43 Uzbekistan 0.539% 2003

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/Muslim-countries/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/%-of-GDP

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