Germany - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Germany was 33,563,000,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 34,960,000,000 in 1990 and a minimum value of 29,451,000,000 in 1997.

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 31,515,000,000
1989 32,302,000,000
1990 34,960,000,000
1991 33,530,000,000
1992 33,508,000,000
1993 31,459,000,000
1994 30,144,000,000
1995 30,159,000,000
1996 29,998,000,000
1997 29,451,000,000
1998 29,822,000,000
1999 30,603,000,000
2000 30,554,000,000
2001 30,648,000,000
2002 31,168,000,000
2003 31,060,000,000
2004 30,610,000,000
2005 30,600,000,000
2006 30,365,000,000
2007 31,090,000,000
2008 32,824,000,000
2009 34,166,000,000
2010 34,032,000,000
2011 33,563,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Germany was 1.29 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 2.59 in 1988, while its lowest value was 1.28 in 2007.

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 2.59
1989 2.48
1990 2.47
1991 2.18
1992 2.03
1993 1.85
1994 1.69
1995 1.63
1996 1.60
1997 1.54
1998 1.52
1999 1.53
2000 1.49
2001 1.46
2002 1.46
2003 1.45
2004 1.39
2005 1.38
2006 1.31
2007 1.28
2008 1.33
2009 1.44
2010 1.36
2011 1.29

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in Germany was 4.35 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 4.90 in 1996, while its lowest value was 4.23 in 1995.

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
1995 4.23
1996 4.90
1997 4.79
1998 4.74
1999 4.75
2000 4.70
2001 4.64
2002 4.59
2003 4.48
2004 4.47
2005 4.40
2006 4.37
2007 4.46
2008 4.60
2009 4.52
2010 4.25
2011 4.35

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade