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
Russia now spends more of GDP than US on military
Sun Sentinel - 4/14/2014 8:06:19 PM
The U.S. still accounts for 37 percent of the world's military spending. European countries cut back as well. Convergence is certainly too strong a word — there's still a long gap between the United States and the two superpowers that follow it ...
Russia Spends More of Its GDP on Defence Than U.S. or European Powers
Breitbart News - 4/15/2014 3:40:16 PM
The only neighbouring country that spends more is Azerbaijan, with 4.7 percent. Defence spending ... provinces of the country. Russia's military spending relative to GDP is now the highest of any major world power, higher even than China.
Global Military Spending Fall, Despite Sharp Increases In The East
Economy Watch - 4/13/2014 11:56:34 PM
SIPRI noted that for the first time in a decade, Moscow had invested a greater percentage of its GDP in its ... Japan as the world’s 4 th largest military spender. In Africa, over two-thirds of the countries increased their military spending last year.
World Cuts Back Military Spending, But Not Asia
The Epoch Times - 4/17/2014 8:24:14 PM
For the second year in a row, the world is spending a little less on the military ... Even Japan, which has traditionally kept its military spending to under 1 percent of GDP, is getting into the act. Tokyo has promised a 2.8-percent increase in 2014-15.
Russia Boosts Military, Global Arms Spending Fall
ABC News - 4/14/2014 5:18:41 AM
Meanwhile, global military spending fell by 1.9 percent in 2013 to $1.7 trillion, as many Western countries cut arms ... the biggest arms investor in the world in real terms by spending $640 billion, or 3.8 percent of GDP. The fall is mainly a result ...
Turkish Military Spending | 2014
Pakistan Defence - 4/15/2014 10:35:27 PM
Among the largest spenders, Saudi Arabia has by far the highest military burden, that is, military spending as a share of GDP. At 9.3 percent, it is also the second-highest (after Oman) for any country for ... the first time since World War II.
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
The Diplomat - 4/14/2014 7:52:00 PM
In fact, military spending in the rest of the world excluding ... that China, the country with the next highest defense expenditure, spent some $188 billion on the military in 2013. This accounted for 2 percent of its GDP, 0.1 percent less of its GDP ...
ANALYSIS | What does it mean for the region? World cuts military spending but not Asia
interaksyon.com - 4/20/2014 1:29:40 AM
WASHINGTON DC -- For the second year in a row, the world is spending a little less on the ... Even Japan, which has traditionally kept its military spending to under one percent of GDP, is getting into the act. Tokyo has promised of a 2.8 percent increase ...
Russian military spending increases
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 4/13/2014 8:14:40 PM
Global military spending fell by 1.9 percent to $1.7 trillion as many Western countries made cuts because ... the biggest arms investor in the world in real terms by spending $640 billion, or 3.8 percent of GDP. The fall is mainly a result of the end ...
China budgets $132 billion for military
Asia Pacific Defence Forum - 4/17/2014 9:35:49 PM
No country today draws more global attention ... of roughly two decades ago when it had a very basic military with limited capabilities and a military expenditure of $25.32 billion, or 2.5 percent of GDP, according to the Stockholm International Peace ...
Military Funding Declines for Western Nations While African, Middle East Countries Spend More
The Latin Post - 4/15/2014 10:53:57 AM
"The increase in military spending in emerging and developing countries continues unabated," Perlo-Freeman said. The U.S. reduced its military spending by 7.8 percent in 2013 to ... still ranks as the highest in the world and even with continuing ...
Saudis lead Middle East military spending
Al JAZEERA - 4/14/2014 12:03:43 AM
might have led to countries reinforcing military spending by giving security forces more resources, as a way to make them more loyal to the government." Total world military spending was $1.75 trillion - down 1.9 percent on the previous year and mainly due ...
Saudi Arabia leapfrogs UK, France in military spending list
Arabian Business - 4/18/2014 8:23:03 PM
The report said world military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 percent in real terms since 2012. The fall in the global total resulted from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all ...
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 7:06:29 PM
After all, we would certainly expect that a large country with one of the world's largest economies like ... Saudi Arabia is the only country in the top 15 for military expenditure that has a higher percent of its GDP dedicated to the military.