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, 2014See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map
Countries spending the most on the military
USA Today - 7/12/2014 6:39:15 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 3:07:16 AM
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 ...
Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP
The Algemeiner - 6/26/2015 8:06:26 AM
The two countries spending the highest percentage of their gross domestic product on defense spending are Saudi Arabia and Israel, Forbes reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia spent 10.4 percent of its GDP in 2014 on beefing up its military, while Israel ...
Zimbabwe: Country's Economy to Grow By 2,7 Percent in 2016
AllAfrica - 11/27/2015 8:38:33 AM
Finance Minister and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Thursday the country's economy would ... "In 2016, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth is projected to rebound to 2,7 percent, mainly on account of mining, tourism, construction ...
GDP – A matter of perspective
Philstar - 11/29/2015 7:06:06 PM
The sharp improvement in the Philippines’ 3rd quarter GDP growth lies in what dragged it in the first place – government expenditure. From modest growth in the 2nd quarter of 3.9 percent ... global growth and even recession in some countries Just ...
Global Economic Forecast 2016-2017
Seeking Alpha - 11/26/2015 2:56:08 AM
The country's prospects are good. Asia is the wild card for the global economic outlook. China in particular is opaque: we don't really know what's happening inside that giant economy. The official growth rate of GDP is 6.9 percent, down from 7.0 in ...
India spends 18.6% of its annual budget on military while 3.4% on health care
Pakistan Defence - 11/25/2015 10:49:46 AM
In India, military spending is 18.6 percent of its total budget ... by rounding the military spending by the GDP, but GDP doesn't pay for the military, its the annual budget which does. By Annual budget, a poor country like India is spending lavishly ...
Global Photonic Sensors And Detectors Industry
The Street - 11/25/2015 11:14:14 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World ... Sensors in Military Sector: Breakdown of Military Spending (In US$ Billion) in Select Countries for the Year 2013 ...
10 Countries Spending the Most on the Military
24/7 Wall ST - 7/10/2014 6:20:09 AM
Global ... In other countries — especially those where military spending was on the rise — military budgets were dependent on a number of factors. A country’s economy, for example, often mirrors military spending. “You need to have GDP growth ...
Here’s how the world is funding its armies
Global Post - 4/14/2014 7:30:31 PM
For example, since 2008, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and every country in Central Europe (except for Poland) have all cut their military ... 9.3 percent of its GDP. That’s 3.8 percent of the world’s spending.
10 Theoretical Countries Of The Future
listverse.com - 11/28/2015 8:01:34 AM
Countries rise, and countries fall. Nobody assumes that the world map of the future ... Although it only accounts for 16 percent of the Spanish population, Catalonia contributes 19 percent of the Spanish GDP. The region also gives more money to Madrid ...
Country of Conflicts’
The Times of Israel - 11/28/2015 8:33:11 PM
spending a big chunk of GDP for continuous renovation of military, how it stood up as most advanced country, certainly tells its story of struggle. The Tel Aviv city is among the most modern, beautiful, smart and safe cities in the world.
Ethiopia and the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies
Ethiopian Review - 11/30/2015 12:56:52 AM
Real GDP growth averaged 10.9 percent ... country into a shining example of loan- and aid-based development (an oxymoronic claim on its face). On February 8, 2015, I posted a commentary entitled, “Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World ...
New Polish Leadership Could Shift Military Policy
Defense News - 11/28/2015 9:59:05 PM
The party’s leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, is the brother of Poland’s late President Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash that killed 96 Polish politicians and military officials in April 2010. The country ... spending from 1.95 to two percent of GDP.