List of countries by military expenditures
This article is a list of countries by military expenditure in a given year. Military expenditure figures are presented in United States dollars based on either constant or current exchange rates. These results can vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of each country's currency. Such fluctuations may change a country's ranking from one year to the next.
The first list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2018 fact sheet, which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2017, based on current market exchange rates. The second list is based on the 2016 edition of "The Military Balance" published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) using average market exchange rates.
|List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2018 Fact Sheet (for 2017)
SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
|List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies|
Top 15 Defence Budgets 2017
- SIPRI estimate.
- The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.
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- Arms industry
- Military budget
- List of countries by past military expenditure
- List of countries by military expenditure per capita
- List of countries by military expenditure share of GDP
- List of countries by Global Militarization Index
- Military budget of the United States
- Military budget of the People's Republic of China
- Military budget of the Russian Federation
- Tian, Nan; Fleurant, Aude; Kuimova, Alexandra; Wezeman, Pieter D.; Wezeman, Siemon T. (May 2018). "Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2017" (PDF). Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
- International Institute for Strategic Studies (11 February 2015). The Military Balance 2015. London: Routledge. ISBN 1857437667.
- "Data for all countries from 1988–2017 in constant (2016) USD (pdf)" (PDF). SIPRI. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "IISS Military Balance 2017".
- SIPRI military expenditure database (sipri.org)