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
Study: Mideast Military Expenditures Increasing
Voice of America - 4/23/2014 11:56:02 AM
Post-Arab Spring political tensions are driving up military spending in the Middle East, analysts say. Expenditures escalated to an estimated $150 billion in the region in 2013. Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Bahrain are the countries ... GDP at about 5.6 percent ...
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.
This Chart Shows How The Rest Of The World Doesn't Even Come Close To US Military Spending
The Business Insider - 4/18/2014 11:57:48 PM
According to the report, the United States led the world in military ... spending. The U.S. reduced their defense budget by 7.8 percent whereas Russia increased arms spending by $88 billion. For the first time in a decade, Russia devoted a larger share of ...
South Africa’s defence minister admits military meltdown
Business Recorder - 4/23/2014 7:12:42 PM
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's military is in urgent ... longer fit for purpose. Defence expenditure stands at around 1.1 percent of GDP, which Mapisa-Nqakula said is below the 2.0 percent usually spent by a developing country during peacetime.
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 ...
Russia boosts military, global arms spending fall
The Abington Journal - 4/14/2014 4:07:06 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 ...
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.
Despite cuts, NATO still accounts for most of world’s military spending
Stars and Stripes - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 PM
Despite impending cuts in the armed forces of many of its member nations, NATO remains by far the largest military force in the world ... for more than 70 percent of the total defense expenditures of NATO’s 28 member countries. The release of the ...
Countries Spending the Most on the Military
24/7 Wall ST - 6/27/2013 9:59:23 AM
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) measures annual military spending for most of the world’s armed countries ... spent 4.4% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on the military. In countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman, military ...
Data: Global Military Expenditures
PBS - 7/7/2000 11:56:42 PM
... for select countries in 2006, 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 ...
Military Money: 5 Countries That Spent the Most Last Year
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 4/15/2014 9:38:11 PM
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released their most recent figures on military spending for 2013, finding that in total, the world ... 4.8 percent and “for the first time since 2003 it spent a bigger share of its GDP on ...
US, allies' share of world military spending shrinking-study
Thomson Reuters - 7/7/2011 11:24:21 PM
The study uses International Monetary Fund growth estimates for all countries surveyed ... just to maintain existing levels of equipment. Post World War Two U.S. military spending as a percent of GDP has ranged from a 15 percent high in 1952 during ...