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
NATO Defense Spending, Past and Present: Part 1
cimsec.org - 10/15/2014 1:21:59 PM
Discussions and data presentations surrounding the recent NATO summit on member state spending levels on ... over the United States’ own military budget have centered on the percentage of gross domestic product (% of GDP) benchmark.
Eurozone Budget Deficits Fall Under New GDP Measure
Wall Street Journal - 10/21/2014 5:43:54 AM
ESA 2010 is intended to give a more accurate picture of what gets produced, spent and invested within the 28-country bloc ... Another boost to GDP figures will come from a similar change in the treatment of military expenditure, which will also be viewed ...
The Upside of Lower Oil Prices
Weekly Standard - 10/17/2014 1:16:38 AM
Many of the world’s most serious security ... comprising about 35 percent of Iran’s GDP. Iran’s officially reported defense spending is 4.1 percent of GDP, and spending on the country’s Atomic Energy Organization may be as large or larger.
"Our people are dying": West African leaders plead for Ebola aid at World Bank
CBS News - 10/9/2014 11:34:34 AM
MONROVIA, Liberia-- Presidents of West African countries ravaged by Ebola pleaded for aid at the World Bank on Thursday as the U.S. military ramped up its efforts ... which will be spending an untold sum to fastrack changes to improve airport screenings ...
Finnish Group Pushes Higher Defense Spending
Indian Defence - 10/17/2014 4:58:32 AM
We can not make do with less investment and spending ... with other Nordic countries and other bilateral partnerships, including with the United States, NATO and the European Union.” The MoD negotiated a 5 percent increase in the military’s procurement ...
Ministers approve military satellite plans
Wort.lu - 10/22/2014 1:20:50 PM
(CS/ml) The Luxembourg state is to launch a military satellite in a joint venture with ... their contributions after only the UK and the US achieved a 2 percent of GDP defence spending goal. Luxembourg currently spends around 0.4 percent of GDP on NATO ...
Preparing for War Against the US on All Fronts—A Net Assessment of Russia’s Defense and Foreign Policy Since the Start of 2014
The Jamestown Foundation - 10/16/2014 9:20:24 PM
In 2012, defense spending was 3 percent of GDP ... as the country’s decision making apparatus have, for months, been based on little more than strange fantasies and outlandish assumptions. Yet, these fantasies are backed up by a formidable military ...
Vietnam PM sees strong 2015 GDP growth, hurdles ahead
Thanh Nien News - 10/21/2014 5:36:44 AM
Vietnam expects economic momentum to pick up next year but inefficiency, bad debt and weak domestic sentiment will keep a lid on growth, the ... growth at 5.6 percent this year and the World Bank in July cut its forecast of 2014 GDP growth to 5.4 percent ...
S.African Military in "Critical Decline"
Pakistan Defence - 10/19/2014 10:39:46 AM
The mainstay of South Africa's military transport aircraft is the ageing Lockheed C-130 Hercules, which first entered service in the United States in the 1950s. The country has been ... equivalent to around 1 percent of GDP, a ratio well below other ...
Israel is World’s Fourth Most-Educated Country
breakingisraelnews.com - 9/16/2014 6:39:43 AM
Israelis also tend to begin their post-secondary education at a later age, since military service ... 487 and the ninth lowest expenditure per student among OECD countries. However, when measured as a percentage of Israel’s GDP, Israel jumps to sixth ...
America is Number One! But Not in Any Way to be Proud Of.
Ring of Fire - 10/14/2014 3:32:01 PM
“In 2013, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute [SIPRI], the US government accounted for 37 percent of world military expenditures ... gun-related deaths than any other country,” wrote Wittner.
Risk of recession in trade giant Germany casts shadow over European, global economy
Fox Business - 10/10/2014 8:08:47 PM
Germany is 28 percent of European GDP. And the value chain for companies in other countries often ... has also been dented by military conflict in Syria and Iraq. IN THE BLACK: Some say Germany can help right its economy by spending more.
Country’s public debt climbs to $149b, each Pakistani owes $825
customstoday.com.pk - 10/16/2014 3:48:08 AM
Khaliq explained that the country has been ruled, most of the time by the IFIs-backed military dictators who ... with almost 80 percent owed to IFIs, including International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Renowned Economist ...
Is America's Military Too Small for Obama's New War on Terror?
Politico - 10/13/2014 11:25:39 PM
This country cannot ... But U.S. military spending is still in the vicinity of $600 billion a year, more than three times China’s defense spending, more than six times Russia’s and some 40 percent of the world total. Add in major U.S. allies and ...
The most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 3:11:31 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. According to Andreas Schleicher ...