Definition: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP).
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 7:06:29 PM
How much a country spends on its military budget is a reflection of a number of factors, including the size of the economy, the perceived military threat or opportunity, the influence of the private sector on government policy and the overall ...
Obama on Education Investments
Annenberg Political Fact Check - 12/7/2013 11:13:55 PM
President Obama says public investment in schools was “allowed to wither” as a result of the “trickle-down ideology” of recent decades. There’s no clear trend for public spending on education as a percentage of the U.S. economy, but ...
World's military spending slows
Deseret News - 4/11/2011 3:46:11 AM
STOCKHOLM — The ... its military expenditures by 3.8 percent in 2010 to $119 billion. That compared to a growth of 15 percent between 2008 and 2009, and SIPRI said the Chinese government had linked its smaller increase in 2010 to the country's weaker ...
US Military Spending Far Outpaces Rest of the World
Antiwar.com - 5/28/2010 11:53:41 PM
The United States continues to lead the world in defense spending, according to a new report released ... The U.S. State Department estimates that North Korea — a country in which up to 20 percent of men ages 17-54 are currently serving in the armed ...
Global Military Spending Soars 45 Percent in 10 Years
Common Dreams - 6/8/2008 11:54:33 PM
In 2007, 1,339 billion dollars (851 billion euros) was spent on arms and other military expenditures, corresponding to 2.5 percent of global gross domestic product, or GDP, and 202 dollars for each of the world's 6.6 billion people. The United States ...
Guess What Percentage of Americans Know Military Spending is Increasing
AlterNet - 7/28/2012 11:59:18 PM
Setting aside, however, the absolute size of the U.S. military budget, its size in comparison to the rest of the world's militaries ... again this week to claim that military spending is low as a percentage of GDP. But the idea that we should spend ...
China military spending to top $100 billion in 2012, alarming neighbors
articles.washingtonpost.com - 3/5/2012 4:32:40 AM
BEIJING — China’s Communist Party rulers plan to boost military spending by 11 percent this year, passing the $100 billion mark for the first time and renewing questions about the country’s long ... exceeded 2 percent of GDP. However, some outside ...
Data: Global Military Expenditures
pbs.org - 7/7/2000 11:56:42 PM
as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) While the U.S. spends 4% of its GDP on its military, Japan’s spending has only recently surpassed 1% of its GDP. Here is the rest of the world, ranked by military expenditure in millions of USD in 2006.
Trends in U.S. Military Spending
Council on Foreign Relations - 8/23/2012 9:48:15 PM
Nevertheless, trends in military spending do reveal something about a country's capacity for coercion ... it is clear that changes in spending as a percentage of GDP have buoyed the U.S. share of world military spending, while changes in GDP have been ...
Yes, Of Course We Should Cut Military Spending!
The Business Insider - 2/9/2013 11:55:55 PM
The No. 2 military spender in the world, China, spends about $140 ... No other developed or big country comes close to us in military spending, even as a percent of GDP. So suggesting that we can't cut military spending without rendering ...
China Increasing Defense Spending by 10.7 Percent
defense-update.com - 3/16/2013 11:57:22 PM
The 10.7 percent increase will boost defense funding to $115.7 billion, a far cry from the United States’ military budget of $656.2 billion. Of equal interest is the Chinese claim that defense spending totals only 1.3 percent of GDP while the United ...
Continuing Buildup, China Boosts Military Spending More Than 11 Percent
New York Times - 3/5/2012 4:49:58 PM
The increase, reported to be 11.2 percent, is in step with the increased pace of military spending by China over the past decade ... of military strategy beyond protection of the country’s sovereignty. China analysts said the true figure ...
Top 10 military spending nations; oil countries post biggest jumps this decade
The Christian Science Monitor - 6/2/2010 11:54:55 PM
Last year saw the steepest jump in worldwide military spending since the start of the Iraq War in 2003. See the full list: IN PICTURES ... a 217 percent increase from 2000, according to SIPRI. The only other Asian country in the top 15 was ...
Countries Spending the Most on the Military
24/7 Wall St. - 6/27/2013 11:03:48 AM
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) measures annual military spending for most of the world’s armed countries ... as well as military expenditure as a percentage of GDP. From Globalfirepower.com, we reviewed statistics on ...