El Salvador - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in El Salvador was 222,000,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 239,548,000 in 1989 and a minimum value of 159,428,400 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 213,199,000
1989 239,548,000
1990 201,549,700
1991 187,065,400
1992 178,635,200
1993 165,720,100
1994 159,428,400
1995 161,200,000
1996 160,617,100
1997 161,620,100
1998 160,576,500
1999 163,632,800
2000 160,221,100
2001 191,365,900
2002 204,000,000
2003 166,000,000
2004 162,000,000
2005 170,000,000
2006 185,000,000
2007 200,000,000
2008 209,000,000
2009 215,000,000
2010 224,000,000
2011 222,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in El Salvador was 0.96 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 5.48 in 1989, while its lowest value was 0.96 in 2011.

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 5.09
1989 5.48
1990 4.20
1991 3.52
1992 3.00
1993 2.39
1994 1.97
1995 1.70
1996 1.56
1997 1.45
1998 1.34
1999 1.31
2000 1.22
2001 1.39
2002 1.43
2003 1.10
2004 1.03
2005 0.99
2006 1.00
2007 0.99
2008 0.98
2009 1.04
2010 1.05
2011 0.96

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in El Salvador was 4.40 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 9 years was 7.97 in 2002, while its lowest value was 4.40 in 2011.

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
2002 7.97
2003 7.23
2004 6.02
2005 5.65
2006 5.13
2007 5.72
2008 5.11
2009 4.72
2010 5.03
2011 4.40

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade