El Salvador - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in El Salvador was 223,148,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 237,500,000 in 2013 and a minimum value of 109,334,500 in 1994.

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, 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.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

Year Value
1988 178,963,300
1989 213,029,700
1990 163,886,700
1991 145,127,200
1992 134,193,700
1993 116,470,000
1994 109,334,500
1995 111,636,300
1996 110,830,700
1997 112,211,700
1998 110,830,700
1999 114,743,700
2000 110,370,300
2001 150,651,500
2002 161,700,000
2003 126,600,000
2004 128,000,000
2005 132,900,000
2006 142,100,000
2007 165,600,000
2008 173,000,000
2009 189,900,000
2010 201,000,000
2011 220,700,000
2012 224,300,000
2013 237,500,000
2014 233,800,000
2015 223,148,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in El Salvador was 0.93 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 4.87 in 1989, while its lowest value was 0.77 in 2006.

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, 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.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

See also:

Year Value
1988 4.27
1989 4.87
1990 3.41
1991 2.73
1992 2.25
1993 1.68
1994 1.35
1995 1.18
1996 1.07
1997 1.01
1998 0.92
1999 0.92
2000 0.84
2001 1.09
2002 1.13
2003 0.84
2004 0.81
2005 0.78
2006 0.77
2007 0.82
2008 0.81
2009 0.92
2010 0.94
2011 0.95
2012 0.94
2013 0.98
2014 0.93

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in El Salvador was 5.30 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 15 years was 6.31 in 2002, while its lowest value was 0.62 in 2000.

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, 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.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

See also:

Year Value
1998 0.85
1999 0.71
2000 0.62
2001 5.34
2002 6.31
2003 5.51
2004 4.75
2005 4.42
2006 3.94
2007 4.74
2008 4.23
2009 4.17
2010 5.57
2011 5.37
2012 5.70
2013 5.30

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade