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Religious 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.).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Colombia 21.82 trillion 2012
2 Iraq 7.06 trillion 2012
3 India 2.44 trillion 2012
4 Pakistan 628 billion 2012
5 Nigeria 365 billion 2012
6 Saudi Arabia 212.72 billion 2012
7 Cameroon 181 billion 2012
8 Armenia 156 billion 2012
9 Serbia 72.65 billion 2012
10 Kenya 67.41 billion 2012
11 Brazil 64.8 billion 2012
12 Uzbekistan 53 billion 2003
13 Afghanistan 37.68 billion 2012
14 Poland 30.47 billion 2012
15 Malaysia 14.51 billion 2012
16 Romania 7.58 billion 2012
17 Peru 6.74 billion 2012
18 Republic of Macedonia 6.35 billion 2012
19 South Sudan 2.84 billion 2012
20 Tunisia 1.11 billion 2012
21 Georgia 754 million 2012
22 Moldova 264 million 2012
23 Ghana 196 million 2012
24 Fiji 102 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/Religious-countries/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/Current-LCU

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