Canada - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Canada was 19,225,500,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 21,646,000,000 in 2009 and a minimum value of 11,001,000,000 in 1997.

Definition: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

Year Value
1988 12,180,750,000
1989 12,724,500,000
1990 13,318,250,000
1991 12,990,750,000
1992 13,040,750,000
1993 13,247,500,000
1994 13,079,250,000
1995 12,594,750,000
1996 11,747,500,000
1997 11,001,000,000
1998 11,494,750,000
1999 12,199,000,000
2000 12,325,500,000
2001 12,971,750,000
2002 13,332,000,000
2003 13,952,000,000
2004 14,749,000,000
2005 15,738,500,000
2006 16,799,750,000
2007 18,707,750,000
2008 20,638,750,000
2009 21,646,000,000
2010 19,898,250,000
2011 21,169,750,000
2012 20,435,500,000
2013 19,067,500,000
2014 19,748,000,000
2015 19,225,500,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Canada was 1.00 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 1.96 in 1988, while its lowest value was 1.00 in 2014.

Definition: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

See also:

Year Value
1988 1.96
1989 1.91
1990 1.93
1991 1.86
1992 1.83
1993 1.79
1994 1.66
1995 1.52
1996 1.37
1997 1.22
1998 1.23
1999 1.22
2000 1.12
2001 1.14
2002 1.13
2003 1.12
2004 1.11
2005 1.12
2006 1.13
2007 1.19
2008 1.25
2009 1.38
2010 1.20
2011 1.20
2012 1.12
2013 1.01
2014 1.00

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Definition: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

See also:

Year Value
2010 7.34
2011 7.69
2012 7.53
2013 6.91

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade