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
Most Educated Countries Across The World
Pakistan Defence - 7/26/2014 7:48:33 AM
1.7% The GDP percentage on the education expenditure: 6.5% (11th lowest) 8. New Zealand: New Zealand is another big name in terms of the world’s top educated countries. The New Zealand’s government spends almost 21.2% of their total earnings on the ...
Countries spending the most on the military
USA Today - 7/12/2014 6:06:27 PM
Global military spending continued to decline last year. Although arms expenditure has actually increased in much of the world ... of factors. A country's economy, for example, often mirrors military spending. "You need to have GDP growth to be able ...
Still the World’s Top Military Spender
Pacific Standard - 7/29/2014 11:58:31 PM
According to the Stockholm International Peace Institute, the United States remains the world’s top military spender. In fact, U.S. military spending equals the combined military spending of the next 10 countries ... absorbs 57 percent of our federal ...
5 Countries That Spend Most On Their Citizens
Silicon India - 7/30/2014 11:18:33 AM
This nation still remains as one of the poorest countries in the Pacific. Despite this fact, there has been some recent economic progress with GDP per capita increase to almost $1,500. The government is presently spending 25.5 percent of GDP on healthcare ...
5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 7:06:29 PM
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.
Growing Deficits Over the Long Term Would Cause Federal Debt to Exceed 100 Percent of GDP by 2039
econintersect.com - 7/20/2014 11:54:53 PM
Debt has exceeded 70 percent of GDP during only one other period in U.S. history: from 1944 through 1950, when it spiked because of a surge in federal spending during World War II to a ... negative impact on the country. Even before that point was reached ...
10 Countries Spending the Most on the Military
24/7 Wall ST - 7/10/2014 10:16:22 AM
Global military ... 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 ...
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.
Despite cuts, NATO still accounts for most of world’s military spending
Stars and Stripes - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 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 ...
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.
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 ...
US, allies' share of world military spending shrinking-study
Reuters - 7/7/2011 11:24:21 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 ...
Europe's Military Freeloaders: The 17 Countries Spending The Least On Defense
The Business Insider - 5/13/2011 10:10:35 AM
The U.S. may be pulling back troops from Europe, but it doesn't appear countries there are ready to pick up the slack. Countries in the region spend well below what the U.S. spends annually on defense, even as a percentage ... military spending compares to ...