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This is a list of countries by military expenditure in a given year.
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figures are presented in
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s based on either constant or current exchange rates.


Total military spending

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(SIPRI) 2019 fact sheet The first list is based on the SIPRI fact sheet which includes a list of the world's top 15 military spenders in 2019, based on current market exchange rates. The second list is based on the 2021 edition of "The Military Balance" published by the (IISS) using average market exchange rates.


Military spending by GDP

This first list is a list of countries by
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share of GDP—more specifically, a list of the top 15 countries by percentage share in recent years—the amount spent by a nation on its military as a share of its GDP. The second list presents this as a share of the general government expenditure. The first list is sourced from the SIPRI for the year 2019 and from Military Balance 2017 published by
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for the year 2016. The second list is sourced only from the SIPRI for the year 2019. None of the following analyze Cuba, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea, or Syria, because although they likely would make the list, there is not enough information available to properly determine an exact statistic for their military spending as a percentage of GDP.


As a share of GDP


As a share of government spending (2019)


Notes

SIPRI estimate. The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.


See also

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Arms industry The arms industry, also known as the arms trade, is a global industry which manufactures and sells weapons and military technology, and is a major component of the military–industrial complex. It consists of a commercial industry involved in the ...
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Military budget A military budget (or military expenditure), also known as a defense budget, is the amount of financial resources dedicated by a state to raising and maintaining an armed forces or other methods essential for defense purposes. Financing militaries ...
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List of countries by past military expenditure This is a list of countries by past military expenditure, starting 1987. Methodology Figures for the tables below are provided by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) database. They are presented in millions of United State ...
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List of countries by military expenditure per capita This is a list of countries by military expenditure per capita, the amount spent by a nation on its military per capita in a given year. This list is sourced from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) for the year 2019. As o ...
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List of countries by Global Militarization Index This list of countries by Global Militarization Index is based on the 2017 Global Militarization Index of the Bonn International Center for Conversion.__TOC__ Global Militarization Index The Global Militarization Index (GMI) depicts the relative ...
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Military budget of the United States The military budget is the largest portion of the discretionary United States federal budget allocated to the Department of Defense, or more broadly, the portion of the budget that goes to any military-related expenditures. The military budget pay ...


References


External links


SIPRI military expenditure database
(sipri.org) {{DEFAULTSORT:List Of Countries By Military Expenditures
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