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 ...
Spain says public debt to top 100 percent of GDP in 2015
Business Recorder - 9/30/2014 9:53:42 PM
The eurozone's fourth-biggest economy is set to end the year with a debt ratio equal to 97.6 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), the proposal handed ... freezing public salaries and curbing spending on services such as education and ...
German ex-chief of staff: Military equipment failures show defense spending increase needed
FOX News - 9/29/2014 2:23:55 PM
Germany this year reduced defense spending by about 800 million euros to 32.44 billion euros ($41.30 billion) — far below NATO's recommended level of 2 percent of GDP. Kujat says "this is embarrassing for such a large country as Germany with such a big ...
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.
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 ...
Seeking Global Role, German Military Stumbles, Prompting Talk of More Spending
New York Times - 9/29/2014 8:21:49 PM
For decades, Germany, now the world ... about defense spending, said Thomas Wiegold, a defense specialist who reports on security. For this year, Germany has a military budget of 32.8 billion euros, about $41.6 billion and 1.3 percent of gross domestic ...
Prime Minister Favors US Boosting Military Presence in Poland Amid Ukrainian Crisis
RIA Novosti - 10/1/2014 12:55:38 PM
WARSAW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Poland's new cabinet will do everything possible to allow for an increase of the US military presence in the country ... We will increase defense spending in 2016 to 2 percent of the GDP," she added.
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 ...
The complicated task of measuring the world’s most ‘peaceful’ countries
Washington Post - 8/21/2014 1:19:48 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...