El Salvador - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in El Salvador was 266,000,000 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 273,000,000 in 2012 and a minimum value of 159,000,000 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 213,000,000
1989 240,000,000
1990 202,000,000
1991 187,000,000
1992 179,000,000
1993 166,000,000
1994 159,000,000
1995 161,000,000
1996 161,000,000
1997 162,000,000
1998 161,000,000
1999 164,000,000
2000 169,000,000
2001 191,000,000
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 226,000,000
2011 256,000,000
2012 273,000,000
2013 266,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in El Salvador was 1.10 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 5.49 in 1989, while its lowest value was 0.98 in 2008.

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 5.08
1989 5.49
1990 4.21
1991 3.52
1992 3.01
1993 2.39
1994 1.97
1995 1.69
1996 1.56
1997 1.45
1998 1.34
1999 1.32
2000 1.29
2001 1.38
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 1.06
2011 1.11
2012 1.15
2013 1.10

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in El Salvador was 5.57 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 10 years was 7.97 in 2002, while its lowest value was 4.72 in 2009.

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 5.07
2011 5.07
2012 5.57

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade