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 war
USA Today - 4/25/2015 8:29:51 AM
as well as a percentage of government spending. We also looked at GDP and GDP growth figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In addition, we reviewed 2013 military personnel figures from the World Bank. These are the countries spending the most ...
U.S. Military Spending Is Greater Than Next Seven Top-spending Countries Combined, Report Says
HNGN - 4/22/2015 1:31:05 AM
When it comes to military spending as a share of a country's gross domestic product, Saudi Arabia placed first, spending 10.4 percent of its GDP, or $84.5 billion, mostly spent buying U.S. weapons including state-of-the-art F-15 fighters and attack ...
The world’s biggest military spenders
businesstech.co.za - 4/23/2015 6:16:13 AM
Total expenditure was equivalent to 2.3% of global gross domestic product (GDP). This is the third consecutive ... placed China (US$216 billion). The world leader’s military budget is bigger than the next seven countries combined, and accounts for ...
US Defense Secretary: Europe needs to increase its military spending
The Business Insider - 4/22/2015 3:28:36 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe should be spending more on its military given the security challenges ... the 28 NATO partners renewed their commitment to the goal of each country spending 2 percent of GDP on defense. But only four countries - Estonia ...
China, Russia military spending surges
Military Times - 4/14/2015 8:31:34 PM
Altogether, military spending by the top 15 countries in 2014 came to about $1.4 trillion, representing about 80 percent of worldwide military spending. China tops the world for its increase in military spending from 2007 to 2014, by percentage ...
Scared By Russia, Eastern European Countries Rush To Spend On Defense
International Business Times - 4/14/2015 12:24:49 PM
“The impact on military spending is mostly apparent in countries bordering Russia,” Perlo-Freeman said. According to the SIPRI report on trends in world ... percentage, Warsaw spends more on defense than traditional European powers, hitting 2.1 ...
U.S. Military Spending Continues to Soar
Product Design & Development - 4/22/2015 8:54:53 AM
the U.S. still spends 45 percent more on defense than it did before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The U.S. still devotes more on its military than the next seven countries who are in the top eight in spending. China, who is second in the world in ...
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
with patient fees covering only a very small percentage of health costs. The country’s annual health expenditures totaled $5,319 per capita, the 10th highest spending world-wide. The high health-care spending and strong coverage have resulted in good ...
World crises may be multiplying, but campaign turns Britain further inward
Washington Post - 4/25/2015 9:08:38 PM
LONDON — Less than two weeks before British elections, the race remains wide open, with half a dozen or more plausible permutations of what this country ... spending 2 percent of GDP on defense, and there is every indication that whoever wins, military ...
Global Military Spending: US Still Biggest Spender
International Business Times - 4/14/2015 4:49:40 PM
Arms spending have been high on the list for China, Russia and Saudi Arabia as the three countries ... report said the military spending of the U.S. is still 45 percent higher than 2001. The US accounted for 34 percent of last year’s world military ...
Fact Check: How Much of the UK Budget is Spent on Defence?
econintersect.com - 4/23/2015 11:19:51 PM
Looking at past expenditure, the claim was on the low ... The relatively high share of GDP spent by the UK on defence reflects the country’s world military role. This has led to the acquisition of a nuclear deterrent (Trident), nuclear-powered submarines ...
RICHARD RAHN: Switzerland’s success due to limited government, low taxes make
Washington Times - 4/27/2015 9:06:16 PM
Last week in its annual “World Happiness Report,” the United Nations reported that Switzerland was No. 1. The United States ranked No. 15, and the African country ... a spending “brake” so that government is not growing as a percentage of GDP.
From US to Japan: Countries rush aid to boost Nepal's rescue efforts
Firstpost - 4/27/2015 9:42:03 PM
With the death toll in the devastating Nepal earthquake crossing the 3,500 figure, governments across the world are rushing aid and medical ... approximately 5 billion, that's 20 percent of that country's GDP. Here's a look at just some of the countries ...
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 3:07:16 AM
After all, we would certainly expect that a large country with one of the world's largest economies like ... Saudi Arabia is the only country in the top 15 for military expenditure that has a higher percent of its GDP dedicated to the military.
Spain's public deficit stands at 5.8 percent of GDP
MENAFN - 4/23/2015 11:52:40 AM
(MENAFN) Spanish public deficit stood at 5.8 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, the second highest figure within the European Union (UE) after Cyprus, Xinhua reported. Spending ... discusses voluntary military service proposal ...