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 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 10/23/2014 5:01:34 PM
Military spending far outweighs spending on social ... Due to the high levels of uncertainty, the country’s GDP contracted 9.4 percent during 2013, according to The World Bank. The power vacuum has left open a great opportunity for arms dealers and ...
Slovenia to cut no more military expenditure: president
Xinhua News Agency - 10/23/2014 12:05:05 AM
LJUBLJANA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian President Borut Pahor met with military leaders on Wednesday and agreed the tiny Balkan country would stick to ... U.S. dollars), which represents 1.06 percent of Slovenia's GDP, former Slovenian defence minister ...
Global Carbon Nanotubes Market
Gnomes National News Service - 10/24/2014 1:01:10 AM
Military Spending as a Percentage of GDP in SelectCountries: 2009-2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Table 6: Military Spending in Select Countries (2012 & 2013): Breakdown of Amount Spent (in US$ Billion) and Rate of Growth (%) (includes ...
Eurozone Budget Deficits Fall Under New GDP Measure
Wall Street Journal - 10/21/2014 6:08:21 PM
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.
Global Concern: Economy of China Slows to 7.3% in Q3-2014
indonesia-investments.com - 10/22/2014 7:44:24 AM
China, the world’s second-largest economy ... Perhaps the most important obstacle has been the country’s bubbling real estate sector (which accounts for about 25 percent of the country’s GDP when related industries such as steel, appliances and ...
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 ...
Qatar’s GNI estimates for Q2 up by 7.9pc
The Peninsula - 10/22/2014 4:23:58 AM
If the income paid to the rest of the world ... expenditure was attributed to rising population and the price rise of consumer items in the country have led to this rise. The share of HFCE in the nominal GDP, in Q2, 2014 is estimated at 14.5 percent.
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 ...
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.
Ebola’s grim original secret: How capitalism and obscene military spending got us here
Salon - 10/22/2014 12:23:34 PM
No missile killed them, but our greed and global death-oriented spending priorities have left fingerprints on all these bodies. Here in the U.S. we spend close to $700 billion on the military annually, roughly 20 percent ... of countries in the world ...
Egypt considering $1.5 billion foreign bond as it repairs economy: finance minister
Reuters - 10/23/2014 9:12:06 PM
The Arab world's most populous country has been trying ... constitutional obligation to increase spending on (the) health sector and education services and almost double them, and bring them up to 10 percent of GDP by the year 16/17," said Dimian.
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.