Canada - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Canada was 20,099,250,000 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 21,646,000,000 in 2009 and a minimum value of 1,651,000,000 in 1960.

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
1960 1,651,000,000
1961 1,699,750,000
1962 1,786,250,000
1963 1,736,500,000
1964 1,787,750,000
1965 1,697,500,000
1966 1,739,250,000
1967 1,915,250,000
1968 1,936,500,000
1969 1,906,000,000
1970 1,974,000,000
1971 2,098,000,000
1972 2,211,250,000
1973 2,363,250,000
1974 2,747,750,000
1975 3,235,500,000
1976 3,531,750,000
1977 3,990,250,000
1978 4,527,500,000
1979 4,784,250,000
1980 5,547,250,000
1981 6,163,750,000
1982 7,423,750,000
1983 8,561,750,000
1984 9,518,500,000
1985 10,187,250,000
1986 10,810,500,000
1987 11,528,750,000
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 19,592,250,000
2016 20,099,250,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Canada was 0.99 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 4.14 in 1960, while its lowest value was 0.99 in 2015.

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
1960 4.14
1961 4.12
1962 3.98
1963 3.61
1964 3.39
1965 2.92
1966 2.67
1967 2.74
1968 2.54
1969 2.27
1970 2.15
1971 2.09
1972 1.98
1973 1.80
1974 1.75
1975 1.83
1976 1.73
1977 1.77
1978 1.82
1979 1.68
1980 1.73
1981 1.68
1982 1.92
1983 2.04
1984 2.07
1985 2.05
1986 2.06
1987 2.02
1988 1.95
1989 1.90
1990 1.92
1991 1.86
1992 1.82
1993 1.78
1994 1.66
1995 1.52
1996 1.37
1997 1.22
1998 1.23
1999 1.21
2000 1.12
2001 1.14
2002 1.12
2003 1.12
2004 1.11
2005 1.11
2006 1.13
2007 1.19
2008 1.25
2009 1.38
2010 1.20
2011 1.20
2012 1.12
2013 1.00
2014 1.00
2015 0.99
2016 0.99

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in Canada was 5.66 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 7.95 in 1990, while its lowest value was 5.66 in 2016.

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
1990 7.95
1991 7.30
1992 7.11
1993 7.06
1994 6.95
1995 6.46
1996 6.11
1997 5.95
1998 6.06
1999 6.13
2000 5.94
2001 6.06
2002 6.22
2003 6.16
2004 6.40
2005 6.21
2006 6.59
2007 6.99
2008 7.29
2009 7.31
2010 6.26
2011 6.69
2012 6.38
2013 5.87
2014 6.03
2015 5.74
2016 5.66

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade