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This is a list of countries by military expenditure share of GDP, 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 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute for the year 2017 and from Military Balance 2017 published by International Institute for Strategic Studies for the year 2016. The second list is sourced only from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute for the year 2017.

Military expenditure as a share of GDP

List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
[1]
List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
The Military Balance 2017, (for 2016)
[2]
Rank Country % of GDP
1  Oman 12.1
2  Saudi Arabia 10.3
3  Congo 6.2
4  Kuwait 5.8
5  Algeria 5.7
6  Jordan 4.8
7  Israel 4.7
8  Lebanon 4.5
9  Russia 4.3
10  Bahrain 4.1
11  Armenia 4.0
12  Azerbaijan 3.9
12  Iraq 3.9
14  Pakistan 3.5
15  Namibia 3.4
15  Ukraine 3.4
Rank Country % of GDP
01  Oman 15.3
02  Afghanistan 14.0
03  Iraq 11.6
04  Saudi Arabia 8.9
05  Congo 6.4
06  Algeria 6.3
07  Israel 6.1
08  Bahrain 4.8
09  Russia 4.6
10  Botswana 4.4
10  Jordan 4.4
12  Namibia 4.1
13  Azerbaijan 4.0
13  Armenia 4.0
15  Mali 3.9

Military expenditure as a share of government spending

Rank Country % of spending
1  Sudan 30.9
2  Saudi Arabia 30.4
3  Oman 26.3
4  Belarus 25.3
5  Congo 17.9
6  Singapore 17.2
7  Pakistan 16.7
8  Algeria 16.1
9  Iran 15.8
9  Jordan 15.8
11  Lebanon 15.6
12  Armenia 15.5
12  Chad 13.8
14  Mali 12.7
15  Myanmar 12.4
15  South Korea 12.1

See also

References

  1. ^ "SIPRI Military Expenditure Database SIPRI". www.sipri.org. Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  2. ^ The Military Balance 2017. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated, 2017. 2017. p. 19. ISBN 9781857439007.