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List of countries by military expenditures

Countries by military expenditures (% of their GDP) in 2014, based on data from the World Bank
Countries by military expenditures (absolute) 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 first list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2017 Fact Sheet, which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2016, based on current market exchange rates.[1] 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.[2]

Contents

List

List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2017 Fact Sheet (for 2016)[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 1,686 2.2
01   United States 611.2 3.3
02   China[a] 215.7 1.9
03   Russia 69.2 5.3
04   Saudi Arabia[a][b] 63.7 10
05   India 55.9 2.5
06   France 55.7 2.3
07   United Kingdom 48.3 1.9
08   Japan 46.1 1.0
09   Germany 41.1 1.2
10   South Korea 36.8 2.7
11   Italy 27.9 1.5
12   Australia 24.3 2.0
13   Brazil 22.8 1.3
14   United Arab Emirates[c] 22.8 5.7
15   Israel 17.8 5.8
16   Canada 15.5 1.0
17   Spain 14.9 1.2
18   Turkey 14.9 2.0
19   Iran 12.3 3.0
20   Algeria 10.6 6.7
21   Singapore 9.9 3.4
22   Republic of China 9.9 1.9
23   Pakistan 9.9 3.4
24   Colombia 9.9 3.4
25   Poland 9.7 2.0
26   Netherlands 9.2 1.2
27   Oman 9.0 16.7
28   Indonesia 7.7 0.9
29   Mexico 6.8 0.6
30   Kuwait 6.3 6.5
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


Notes

  1. ^ a b SIPRI estimate.
  2. ^ The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.
  3. ^ Data from 2014.

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