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
The Great Depression Was Ended by the End of World War II, Not the Start of It
blog.heartland.org - 12/4/2013 2:49:14 PM
True, unemployment did decline at the start of World War ... which had continued through the war disguised by price controls and necessary defense spending, at last came to an end. Economic growth surged by 10 percent over two years and the civilian ...
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 7:06:29 PM
How much a country spends on its military budget is a reflection of a number of factors, including the size of the economy, the perceived ... for defense more than twice what it spent in 2000 and about 20 percent of its entire federal budget.
World's military spending slows
Deseret News - 4/11/2011 3:46:11 AM
STOCKHOLM — The ... its military expenditures by 3.8 percent in 2010 to $119 billion. That compared to a growth of 15 percent between 2008 and 2009, and SIPRI said the Chinese government had linked its smaller increase in 2010 to the country's weaker ...
US Military Spending Far Outpaces Rest of the World
Antiwar.com - 5/28/2010 11:53:41 PM
One non-Western country is missing from the Center for Arms Control ... Markets Analyst at Forecast International Inc., told IPS. U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates concurs. "It is not a great mystery what needs to change," he said in his recent speech.
Global Military Spending Soars 45 Percent in 10 Years
Common Dreams - 6/8/2008 11:54:33 PM
In 2007, 1,339 billion dollars (851 billion euros) was spent on arms and other military expenditures, corresponding to 2.5 percent of global gross domestic product, or GDP, and 202 dollars for each of the world's 6.6 billion people. The United States ...
Guess What Percentage of Americans Know Military Spending is Increasing
AlterNet - 7/28/2012 11:59:18 PM
A year and a half ago, a poll found that Americans drastically underestimate how ... (The Office of Management and Budget can be expected again this week to claim that military spending is low as a percentage of GDP. But the idea that we should spend ...
China military spending to top $100 billion in 2012, alarming neighbors
articles.washingtonpost.com - 3/5/2012 4:32:40 AM
The new defense spending plans, outlined at the start of the annual session of China’s largely rubber-stamp legislature, would bring the official military budget to 670 billion yuan. That would be the equivalent of $106 billion and would amount to an ...
Data: Global Military Expenditures
pbs.org - 7/7/2000 11:56:42 PM
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 expenditure in millions of USD in 2006.
Trends in U.S. Military Spending
Council on Foreign Relations - 8/23/2012 9:48:15 PM
Nevertheless, trends in military spending do reveal something about a country's capacity for coercion ... it is clear that changes in spending as a percentage of GDP have buoyed the U.S. share of world military spending, while changes in GDP have been ...
Continuing Buildup, China Boosts Military Spending More Than 11 Percent
New York Times - 3/5/2012 4:49:58 PM
The increase, reported to be 11.2 percent, is in step with the increased pace of military spending by China over the past decade ... of military strategy beyond protection of the country’s sovereignty. China analysts said the true figure ...
Yes, Of Course We Should Cut Military Spending!
The Business Insider - 2/9/2013 11:55:55 PM
The No. 2 military spender in the world, China, spends about $140 ... No other developed or big country comes close to us in military spending, even as a percent of GDP. So suggesting that we can't cut military spending without rendering ...
Countries With The Highest Government Spending To GDP Ratio
Investopedia - 9/11/2011 11:53:27 PM
... five major countries with the highest government spending levels as a percentage of GDP are spread across the globe, and include some of the wealthiest nations in Europe, along with one of the world's poorest countries. According to the Heritage ...
We Can Cut Government: Canada Did
cato.org - 12/4/2013 5:33:52 PM
That sounds like the vision of America's Founders. That vision, of course, faced major setbacks in both countries in the 20th century ... During the 2000s the top capital gains tax rate was cut to 14.5 percent, special "capital taxes" on businesses were ...
Top 10 military spending nations; oil countries post biggest jumps this decade
The Christian Science Monitor - 6/2/2010 11:54:55 PM
Last year saw the steepest jump in worldwide military spending since the start of the Iraq War in 2003. See the full list: IN PICTURES ... a 217 percent increase from 2000, according to SIPRI. The only other Asian country in the top 15 was ...
China Increasing Defense Spending by 10.7 Percent
defense-update.com - 3/16/2013 11:57:22 PM
A brief story released by China’s official news outlet, Xinhua News Agency, confirmed the planned increase with a note emphasizing the point that the 2013 budget, even with the increase, still represents only 1.3 percent of the nation’s GDP. The 10.7 ...