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 ...
The EU’s GDP Is Bigger Than Thought — But Hold the Bubbly
The Wall Street Journal - 9/22/2014 2:32:13 PM
Another boost to GDP figures will come from a similar change in the treatment of military expenditure ... For some countries, an increase in GDP should reduce debt and deficit levels as a percentage of economic output. But some governments may see their ...
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 ...
Nigeria, 24 Others Account for 78 Percent of Global GDP
TMCnet.com - 9/18/2014 12:35:16 PM
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Nigeria has been listed among 25 developing and emerging countries of the world seen to ... correlates with GDP, with the firm's analysis of 16 indexes showing that for each GCI percentage point increase the GDP ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The most educated countries in the world
Yahoo Finance - 9/11/2014 2:23:47 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 ... as a percentage of GDP ...