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
Most Educated Countries Across The World
Pakistan Defence - 7/26/2014 7:48:33 AM
1.7% The GDP percentage on the education expenditure: 6.5% (11th lowest) 8. New Zealand: New Zealand is another big name in terms of the world’s top educated countries. The New Zealand’s government spends almost 21.2% of their total earnings on the ...
Threat to world security just decreased defense spending relative to GDP
Pakistan Defence - 7/17/2014 11:58:26 PM
This 1.4% is incredibly low compared to other countries, so the question to me isn't why is China spending on defense, but why are all of you spending so much!? It's true that China's defence spending as a percentage of GDP ... It's true that military ...
Countries spending the most on the military
USA Today - 7/12/2014 6:06:27 PM
Global military spending continued to decline last year. Although arms expenditure has actually increased in much of the world ... of factors. A country's economy, for example, often mirrors military spending. "You need to have GDP growth to be able ...
Costs of Health Care Programs and Social Security Poised to Bust the Country
Reason - 7/18/2014 6:13:39 PM
Peter Suderman reported the other day that the federal government's unsustainable spending spree continues apace, with debt expected to continue stacking up, "to a percentage of GDP seen only once before in U.S. history (just after World War II)," in the ...
Growing Deficits Over the Long Term Would Cause Federal Debt to Exceed 100 Percent of GDP by 2039
econintersect.com - 7/20/2014 11:54:53 PM
Debt has exceeded 70 percent of GDP during only one other period in U.S. history: from 1944 through 1950, when it spiked because of a surge in federal spending during World War II to a ... negative impact on the country. Even before that point was reached ...
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.
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.
10 Countries Spending the Most on the Military
24/7 Wall ST - 7/10/2014 10:16:22 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 ...
CBO: In 25 Years, Federal Debt Held by the Public Will Exceed 100% of GDP
CNS News - 7/15/2014 11:53:39 PM
“The total amount of federal debt held by the public is now equivalent to about 74 percent of the economy’s annual output,” which is a “higher percentage than at any point in U.S. history, except a brief period around World War II,” the study sai
Despite cuts, NATO still accounts for most of world’s military spending
Stars and Stripes - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 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 ...
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 ...
Military expenditure in South America, lowest in the world
MercoPress - 6/18/2008 8:58:03 PM
which less resources invests and has a lower percentage of GDP dedicated to defense", points out the report. Overall military expenditure in the 12 countries considered represents 4% of total world military expenditure and 9% of the US defense budget.
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 ...