List of countries by military expenditures

Countries by military expenditures (% of their GDP) in 2014, based on data from the World Bank.

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.[1] 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 1st list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2016 Fact Sheet, which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2015, based on current market exchange rates.[1] The 2nd 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.[2]

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Top five countries by military expenditure in 2015.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.[1]
List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2016 Fact Sheet (for 2015)[1]
SIPRI Military Expenditure Database[3]
List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
Top 15 Defence Budgets 2015
[4]
Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
 % of GDP
World total 1,676.0 2.3
01   United States 596.0 3.3
02   China[a] 215.0 1.9
03   Saudi Arabia[b] 87.2 13.7
04   Russia 66.4 5.4
05   United Kingdom 55.5 2.0
06   India 53.6 2.3
07   France 50.9 2.1
08   Japan 40.9 1.0
09   Germany[a] 39.4 1.2
10   South Korea 36.4 2.6
11   Brazil 24.6 1.4
12   Italy 23.8 1.3
13   Australia 23.6 1.9
14  United Arab Emirates 22.8 5.7
15   Israel 16.1 5.4
16   Turkey 15.2 2.1
17   Canada 15.0 1.0
18   Spain 14.1 1.2
19   Iraq 13.1 9.1
20   Poland 10.5 2.2
21   Algeria 10.4 6.2
22   Iran 10.3 2.5
23   Oman 9.9 16.2
24   Colombia 9.9 3.5
25   Republic of China 9.8 1.9
26   Pakistan 9.5 3.4
27   Singapore 9.4 3.2
28   Netherlands 8.9 1.2
29   Mexico 7.7 0.7
30   Indonesia 7.6 0.9
Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
01   United States 597.5
02   China 145.8
03   Saudi Arabia 81.9
04   Russia 65.6
05   United Kingdom 56.2
06   India 48.0
07   France 46.8
08   Japan 41.0
09   Germany 36.7
10   South Korea 33.5
11   Brazil 24.3
12   Australia 22.8
13   Italy 21.6
14   Iraq 21.1
15   Israel 18.6


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  1. ^ a b The total national security spending for the USA is over one trillion annually because nuclear weapons, military retirement, veterans benefits, and war spending is not in the DoD budget.
  2. ^ SIPRI estimate.

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