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
Countries spending the most on the military
USA Today - 7/12/2014 6:39:15 AM
In the U.S., lower military spending ... data on military expenditure in over 170 countries. We reviewed SIPRI data on military exports, imports and military expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product. We also reviewed GDP and GDP growth figures ...
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 3:07:16 AM
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.
Brazil Economy: Country's Economy Expanded By 0.1 Percent in 2014, Analysts Say 2015 Will Be Difficult
The Latin Post - 3/27/2015 2:47:51 PM
Although it remains the world's seventh largest economy, last year the nation of Brazil very narrowly avoided experiencing an economic contraction, or a decline in gross domestic product, as it had a growth rate of a mere 0.1 percent. This latest economic ...
10 Countries Spending the Most on the Military
24/7 Wall ST - 7/10/2014 6:20:09 AM
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) measures annual military spending for most of the world’s armed countries ... military expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product. We also reviewed GDP and GDP growth figures ...
Despite cuts, NATO still accounts for most of world’s military spending
Stars and Stripes - 2/19/2014 11:55:00 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 ...
Tourist spending to rise 6pc this year
The Daily Star - 3/28/2015 6:07:06 PM
Spending by domestic tourists is expected to grow about 6 percent year-on-year in 2015 to Tk 51,770 crore, World Travel & Tourism ... of travel and tourism to GDP reflects the 'internal' spending within a particular country by residents and non-residents ...
Here’s how the world is funding its armies
Global Post - 4/14/2014 7:30:31 PM
For example, since 2008, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and every country in Central Europe (except for Poland) have all cut their military ... 9.3 percent of its GDP. That’s 3.8 percent of the world’s spending.
World Cuts Back Military Spending, But Not Asia
Inter Press Service - 4/14/2014 9:50:42 AM
WASHINGTON, Apr 14 2014 (IPS) - For the second year in a row, the world is spending a little less on ... 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 ...
Africa’s Importation of Heavy Weaponry Grew by 45% Over the last 10 years
Ventures - 3/17/2015 11:46:26 AM
VENTURES AFRICA – Arms imports by African countries have increased by 45 percent between 2005 and 2014 says a ... According to SIPRI’s 2013 report on World military spending, African countries collectively spent an estimated $44.9 billion on defence.
World Military Strength, The 15 countries with the highest military expenditure
Indian Defence - 3/26/2014 11:56:26 PM
from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook database, Oct. 2012. b, The figures for military expenditure at PPP exchange rates are estimates based on the projected implied PPP conversion rates for each country from the IMF World ...
Britain by itself
Today's Zaman - 3/29/2015 8:04:37 AM
Prime Minister David Cameron has said that a referendum is needed in order to prevent the country ... its military commitments. The UK has a long track record of scolding its European NATO partners for not spending the 2 percent of GDP that each has ...
Top 10 military spending nations; oil countries post biggest jumps this decade
The Christian Science Monitor - 6/2/2010 11:54:55 PM
Boston — Worldwide military spending jumped 5.9 percent in 2009 to $1.5 trillion, according to a new report that underscores the long-term decision of many countries to prioritize ... up with cheap loans from the World Bank. The global lending agency ...
American Military Dominance In One Staggering Chart
The Business Insider - 2/26/2014 11:22:14 AM
Despite a proposed slashing of U.S. Army personnel to pre-World ... the next 10 countries combined. Peter G. Peterson FoundationDefense spending accounts for about 20 percent of all U.S. federal spending. Another example of American military dominance ...
China hiked military spending by 10% as Japan moves towards militarization
Times of India - 3/4/2015 10:38:56 PM
"Compared with major countries in the world, the road to China's defense ... and 10.7 percent in 2013. China's military expenditure in 2014 accounted for less than 1.5 percent of GDP, well below the world's average of 2.6 percent, the official media ...
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 ...