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
Global military spending ... of GDP devoted to spending in big-oil producers," Perlo-Freeman said. Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Russia are all large oil-producing nations, as well as some of the world's top military spenders. To determine the top 10 countries ...
10 countries spending the most on their military
Market Watch - 9/3/2014 4:53:27 AM
Like many of the countries with the biggest military budgets, Saudi Arabia benefits from one of the world’s largest oil reserves. At 9.3%, the country’s spending as a percentage of GDP was second only to Oman, another oil-rich nation in the Middle East.
The most educated countries in the world
Yahoo Finance - 9/11/2014 2:23:47 PM
Tertiary education spending in six of the most educated countries was higher than the OECD average of $13,957. Spending on tertiary education in the U.S., for example, was $26,021 per student, by far the most in the world ... as a percentage of GDP ...
German government discusses massive increase in military spending
World Socialist Web Site - 9/6/2014 8:10:19 AM
the United States and Great Britain pressured member states to fulfill the 2006 agreement to increase military spending across the alliance to at least two percent of gross domestic product (GDP). So far just five of the 28 NATO countries—the United ...
Which country spends the most on its military?
9News - 7/13/2014 3:46:16 AM
Like many of the countries with the biggest military budgets, Saudi Arabia benefits from one of the world's largest oil reserves. At 9.3%, the country's spending as a percentage of GDP was second only to Oman, another oil-rich nation in the Middle East.
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 3:10:15 PM
This accounts for about 43% of the entire global military spending ... 4.8% of its GDP on the military or about double the global average. In fact, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the top 15 for military expenditure that has a higher percent of its ...
Despite cuts, NATO still accounts for most of world’s military spending
Stars and Stripes - 2/19/2014 11:55:00 PM
The data also show that the United States still accounts for more than 70 percent of the total defense expenditures of NATO’s 28 member countries ... on military expenditures. “NATO still accounts for a clear majority of world military spending ...
US, allies' share of world military spending shrinking-study
Reuters - 7/7/2011 7:28:07 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 ...
The complicated task of measuring the world’s most ‘peaceful’ countries
Washington Post - 8/20/2014 9:49:14 AM
Right now, the world doesn't appear very peaceful ... there are seven factors related to the "militarization" of the different countries, including "military expenditure as a percentage of GDP" and the "volume of transfers of major conventional weapons ...
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 ...
US and UK Push for NATO Countries to Increase Military Spending
telesur - 9/3/2014 11:58:46 PM
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Ramussen outlined why such increases are being pushed saying "In today's world we are ... a plan calling for NATO countries to boost military expenditure to the two percent of GDP but the proposal did not reach the ...
Europe's Military Freeloaders: The 17 Countries Spending The Least On Defense
The Business Insider - 5/12/2011 10:57:42 PM
Countries in the region spend well below what the U.S. spends annually on defense, even as a percentage of the GDP. And they're still cutting spending ... of its GDP on the military. Oman spends 11.40% of its GDP, the highest in the world.