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Sub-Saharan Africa 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.)".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 22.7 trillion 2007
2 Zambia 1.07 trillion 2009
3 Uganda 592.9 billion 2009
4 Tanzania 326.1 billion 2009
5 Nigeria 224.02 billion 2009
6 Chad 205.7 billion 2009
7 Guinea 181.8 billion 2004
8 Madagascar 176.43 billion 2008
9 Cote d'Ivoire 165.2 billion 2008
10 Cameroon 162.09 billion 2009
11 Sierra Leone 133.08 billion 2008
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 99.1 billion 2009
13 Senegal 97.12 billion 2008
14 Mali 83.32 billion 2009
15 Rwanda 64.15 billion 2009
16 Gabon 59 billion 2007
17 Burundi 52 billion 2008
18 Burkina Faso 51.74 billion 2009
19 Kenya 44.82 billion 2009
20 South Africa 35.89 billion 2009
21 Benin 30.33 billion 2008
22 Mauritania 30.13 billion 2009
23 Togo 25.53 billion 2008
24 Niger 17.3 billion 2005
25 Central African Republic 17 billion 2009
26 Djibouti 6.45 billion 2008
27 Guinea-Bissau 6.39 billion 2005
28 Malawi 5.92 billion 2007
29 Ethiopia 4.79 billion 2009
30 Somalia 4.2 billion 1989
31 Sudan 3.34 billion 2006
32 Botswana 2.67 billion 2009
33 Namibia 2.6 billion 2009
34 Eritrea 2.52 billion 2003
35 Mozambique 2.32 billion 2009
36 Equatorial Guinea 1.72 billion 1995
37 Cape Verde 663 million 2008
38 Liberia 569 million 2009
39 Mauritius 481 million 2008
40 Lesotho 452 million 2009
41 Swaziland 451 million 2007
42 Ghana 159 million 2009
43 The Gambia 113 million 2007
44 Seychelles 82.3 million 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > 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/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Military/Military-expenditure/Current-LCU

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU

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Interesting observations about Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU

  • Indonesia has had the highest military expenditure > current LCU since 1992.
  • Japan ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • Zimbabwe ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Christian countries in 2007.
  • Hungary ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Russia ranked second for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Europe in 2009.
  • France ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • Chile ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Cold countries in 2009.
  • Colombia ranked first for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Catholic countries in 2009.
  • Canada ranked last for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • Iraq ranked second for military expenditure > current LCU amongst Muslim countries in 2009.
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