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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Figures

This is a list of the fifteen countries with the highest defence budgets for the year 2005. The information is the most up-to-date from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which is used to calculate defense spending by the British Ministry of Defence and many other government ministries in the European Union. Total World spending amounted to $1.0 trillion in 2005, with about half of the total amount spent by the United States. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was founded in 1966 to commemorate 150 years of unbroken peace in Sweden. ...

Rank Country Military expenditures, USD Date of information
World Total 1,000,000,000,000 2005
1 United States United States 478,200,000,000 2005
European Union European Union 216,961,000,000 2006 est.
2 United Kingdom United Kingdom 48,300,000,000 2005
3 France France 46,200,000,000 2005
4 Japan 42,100,000,000 2005
5 People's Republic of China 41,000,000,000 2005 est.
6 Germany Germany 40,200,000,000 2005
7 Italy Italy 27,200,000,000 2005
8 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 25,200,000,000 2005
9 South Korea 21,600,000,000 2005
10 Russia 21,000,000,000 2005 est.
11 India India 20,400,000,000 2005
12 Canada Canada 10,600,000,000 2005
13 Australia Australia 10,500,000,000 2005
14 Spain Spain 9,900,000,000 2005
15 Israel 9,600,000,000 2005

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List of countries by military expenditures

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Military expenditure by country using CIA World Factbook figures
Military expenditure by country using CIA World Factbook figures
Military spending as a percentage of GDP using CIA World Factbook figures
Military spending as a percentage of GDP using CIA World Factbook figures

This is a list of countries by military expenditures for the year 2004. Most of the information is from The World Factbook, CIA. [1] Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_important. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1435x624, 52 KB) Summary Military expenditures by country in US dollars based on CIA factbook figures accessed 31 March 2006 Grey indicates no data (such as Russia). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1435x624, 52 KB) Summary Military expenditures by country in US dollars based on CIA factbook figures accessed 31 March 2006 Grey indicates no data (such as Russia). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1456x628, 52 KB) Summary Military expenditure as percent of GDP, as listed on the CIA factbook Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Military budget List of countries by military expenditures ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1456x628, 52 KB) Summary Military expenditure as percent of GDP, as listed on the CIA factbook Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Military budget List of countries by military expenditures ... The World Factbook 2006 (government edtion) cover. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ...


The world spent over 896 billion US dollars on military expenditures and the United States spent the most with 58% of this total. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ...


Note that for some countries (most notably Russia which is listed as having the third highest military expenditure of $50 billion here), no information was available to the Factbook's compilers; these countries were omitted from the list. Consequently, the total world expenditure is likely to be much higher than that given.


Comparisons between figures in this table should be used with caution. See the notes below regarding the figures for the People's Republic of China. There are other comparison issues inherent with these figures however: for example, France includes in her defense expenditure figures the cost of maintaining the Gendarmerie, which is primarily used for what would be described in the UK, for example, as an internal police matter and therefore there is no corresponding expenditure made in the UK in her defence budget. A gendarmerie (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ...

Rank Country Military expenditures, USD Date of information
World Total 896,235,600,000
1 United States United States 441,600,000,000 2005
2 People's Republic of China[1] 81,480,000,000 2005 (est.)
3 United Kingdom United Kingdom 60,388,574,400 2006/07
4 France France 45,000,000,000 2005
5 Japan 44,310,000,000 2005
6 Germany Germany 35,063,000,000 2003
7 Italy Italy 28,182,800,000 2003
8 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 25,400,000,000 2005
9 South Korea 21,050,000,000 2005
10 India India 19,040,000,000 2005
Russia 18,000,000,000[2] est.
11 Australia Australia 17,840,000,000 2005
12 Turkey Turkey 12,155,000,000 2004
13 Brazil Brazil 9,933,000,000 2004
14 Spain Spain 9,906,500,000 2003
15 Canada Canada 9,801,700,000 2003
16 Israel 9,444,000,000 2005
17 Netherlands Netherlands 9,408,000,000 2004
18 Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 7,923,000,000 2005
19 Mexico Mexico 6,062,000,000 2005
20 Greece Greece 5,890,000,000 2004
21 Sweden Sweden 5,501,000,000 2005
22 North Korea North Korea 5,000,000,000 2005
23 Singapore 4,470,000,000 NA
24 Argentina Argentina 4,300,000,000 NA
25 Iran Iran 4,300,000,000 2003 est.
26 Pakistan Pakistan 4,253,000,000 2004
27 Norway Norway 4,033,500,000 2003
28 Belgium 3,999,000,000 2003
29 Chile 3,907,000,000 2005
30 South Africa South Africa 3,548,000,000 2005
31 Poland 3,500,000,000 2002
32 Portugal Portugal 3,497,800,000 2003
33 Colombia Colombia 3,300,000,000 NA
34 Denmark Denmark 3,271,600,000 2003
35 Kuwait Kuwait 3,007,000,000 2005
36 Algeria Algeria 2,994,000,000 2005
37 Switzerland Switzerland 2,548,000,000 2005
38 Egypt Egypt 2,440,000,000 2003
39 Morocco Morocco 2,306,000,000 2005
40 Czech Republic 2,170,000,000 2004
41 Angola Angola 2,000,000,000 2005
42 Finland 1,800,000,000 FY98/99
43 Thailand Thailand 1,775,000,000 NA
44 Malaysia Malaysia 1,690,000,000 NA
45 Venezuela Venezuela 1,606,000,000 2005
46 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1,600,000,000 NA
47 Austria Austria 1,497,000,000 FY01/02
48 Jordan Jordan 1,392,000,000 2005
49 Iraq Iraq 1,333,000,000 2005
50 Indonesia 1,300,000,000 2004
51 Libya Libya 1,300,000,000 NA
52 New Zealand New Zealand 1,147,000,000 2005
53 Hungary Hungary 1,080,000,000 2002 est.
54 Bangladesh Bangladesh 1,008,000,000 2005
55 Yemen Yemen 992,200,000 2005
56 Romania Romania 985,000,000 2002
57 Syria Syria 858,000,000 NA
58 Philippines Philippines 836,900,000 2005
59 Peru Peru 829,300,000 2005
60 Nigeria Nigeria 737,600,000 2005
61 Qatar 723,000,000 NA
62 Ireland 700,000,000 FY00/01
63 Cuba Cuba 694,000,000 2005
64 Ecuador Ecuador 650,000,000 2005
65 Vietnam Vietnam 650,000,000 NA
66 Bahrain Bahrain 627,700,000 2005
67 Croatia Croatia 620,000,000 2004
68 Ukraine Ukraine 617,900,000 FY02
69 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 606,200,000 2005
70 Sudan Sudan 587,000,000 2004
71 Lebanon Lebanon 540,600,000 2004
72 Belarus Belarus 420,500,000 2006
73 Slovakia Slovakia 406,000,000 2002
74 Cyprus Cyprus 384,000,000 NA
75 Uruguay Uruguay 371,200,000 2005
76 Slovenia Slovenia 370,000,000 2005
77 Bulgaria 356,000,000 FY02
78 Tunisia Tunisia 356,000,000 NA
79 Madagascar 329,000,000 2005
80 Botswana Botswana 325,500,000 2005
81 Ethiopia Ethiopia 295,900,000 2004
82 Brunei Brunei 290,700,000 2004
83 Kenya Kenya 280,500,000 2005
84 Gabon Gabon 253,500,000 2005
85 Oman 252,990,000 2005
86 Côte d'Ivoire 246,600,000 2005
87 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 234,300,000 NA
88 Luxembourg Luxembourg 231,600,000 2003
89 Lithuania Lithuania 230,800,000 FY01
90 Cameroon Cameroon 230,200,000 2005
91 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 221,800,000 FY02
92 Eritrea Eritrea 220,100,000 2005
93 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 200,000,000 NA
94 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 200,000,000 NA
95 Uganda Uganda 192,800,000 2005
96 Guatemala Guatemala 169,800,000 2005
97 El Salvador El Salvador 161,700,000 2005
98 Estonia Estonia 155,000,000 2002 est.
99 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 152,200,000 2005
100 Panama 150,000,000 2005
101 Namibia Namibia 149,500,000 2005
102 Armenia Armenia 135,000,000 FY01
103 Bolivia Bolivia 130,000,000 2005
104 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 124,700,000 2005
105 Afghanistan Afghanistan 122,400,000 2005
106 Zambia Zambia 121,700,000 2005
107 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 121,000,000 N/A
108 Guinea Guinea 119,700,00 2005
109 Senegal Senegal 117,300,000 2005
110 Cambodia Cambodia 112,000,000 NA
111 Mali Mali 106,300,000 2005
112 Nepal Nepal 104,900,000 2005
113 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 103,700,000 2005
114 Benin Benin 100,900,000 2005
115 Honduras Honduras 99,410,000 2005
116 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 90,000,000 NA
117 Latvia Latvia 87,000,000 FY01
118 Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the 85,220,000 2005
119 Ghana Ghana 83,650,000 2005
120 Costa Rica 83,460,000 2005
121 Mozambique Mozambique 78,030,000 2005
122 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 74,830,000 2005
123 Chad Chad 68,950,000 2005
124 Liberia Liberia 67,400,000 2005
125 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 66,720,000 2003
126 Albania Albania 56,500,000 FY02
127 Rwanda Rwanda 53,660,000 2005
128 Paraguay Paraguay 53,100,000 2003
129 Maldives Maldives 45,070,000 2005
130 Niger Niger 44,780,000 2005
131 Malta 44,640,000 2005
132 Burundi Burundi 43,900,000 2005
133 Swaziland Swaziland 41,600,000 2005
134 Lesotho Lesotho 41,100,000 2005
135 Burma Burma 39,000,000 NA
136 Fiji Fiji 36,000,000 2004
137 Tajikistan Tajikistan 35,400,000 FY01
138 Nicaragua Nicaragua 32,270,000 2005
139 Jamaica Jamaica 31,170,000 2003
140 Togo Togo 29,980,000 2005
141 Djibouti Djibouti 29,050,000 2005
142 Haiti Haiti 25,960,000 2003
143 Mongolia Mongolia 23,100,000 FY02
144 Georgia 23,000,000 NA
145 Somalia Somalia 22,340,000 2005
146 Tanzania Tanzania 21,200,000 2005
147 Mauritania Mauritania 19,320,000 2005
148 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 19,200,000 FY01
149 Belize Belize 19,000,000 2005
150 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 16,900,000 2003
151 Central African Republic Central African Republic 16,370,000 2005
152 Malawi Malawi 15,810,000 2005
153 Seychelles Seychelles 14,850,000 2005
154 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 14,250,000 2005
155 Comoros Comoros 12,870,000 2005
156 Mauritius Mauritius 12,040,000 2005
157 Laos Laos 11,040,000 2005
158 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 9,455,000 2005
159 Moldova Moldova 8,700,000 2004
160 Bhutan Bhutan 8,281,000 2005
161 Suriname Suriname 7,494,000 2005
162 Cape Verde Cape Verde 7,178,000 2005
163 Guyana Guyana 6,479,000 2003
164 East Timor East Timor 4,400,000 FY03
165 Bermuda Bermuda 4,030,000 2001
166 The Gambia Gambia, The 1,547,000 2004
167 San Marino San Marino 700,000 2005
168 São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 581,700 2004
169 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 0 2002

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Notes

  1. ^ China's military budget is a controversial topic. See "China's military budget".
  2. ^ Russian military spending Globalsecurity.org, Retrieved August 9, 2006. For 2005, the Duma approved a budget of 18 billion US dollars. There are a variety of estimates for Russian military spending, but all are very precarious. Gaging the true figures can be particularly difficult.

Chinas military spending is that portion of the Peoples Republic of China budget that is allocated for the funding of the Department of Defense. ...

Reference

  • Military expenditures, The World Factbook, CIA

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