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Encyclopedia > List of countries by military expenditures
Military spending in 2006, in billions of euros, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the European Defence Agency.

This is a list of countries by military expenditures using the latest information available. Some of the information is from the United States' Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was founded in 1966 to commemorate 150 years of unbroken peace in Sweden. ... Agency of the European Union Location: Brussels, Belgium Formation - Signed - Established July 2004 Superseding pillar: Common Foreign and Security Policy Director: Kriegstreiber Javier Solana Website: eda. ... CIA redirects here. ... The World Factbook (ISSN 1553-8133; also known as the CIA World Factbook)[2] is an annual publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. ...


Note that for some countries, no information was available to the World Factbook's compilers; these countries were omitted from the list. Consequently, the total world expenditure on armed forces is likely to be much higher than that given.

Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.

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Comparisons between figures in this table should be used with caution. There are comparison issues inherent with these figures: for example France, Italy and Spain include in their defence expenditures the costs of maintaining the Gendarmerie, Carabinieri and Guardia Civil both of which are mainly used as domestic police forces. On the other hand some countries account military expenses under other budget voices: for example China and Russia categorize spending on nuclear weapons, missile and fighter development as scientific expenses, spending on training are categorized under the education budget, and veteran pensions are afforded by welfare budget. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixel, file size: 58 KB, MIME type: image/png)This bubble map shows the global distribution of military budgets in 2005 as a percentage of the top market (USA - $420,700,000,000). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 351 pixelsFull resolution (1425 × 625 pixel, file size: 58 KB, MIME type: image/png)This bubble map shows the global distribution of military budgets in 2005 as a percentage of the top market (USA - $420,700,000,000). ... A gendarmerie or gendarmery (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ... The Carabinieri are the military police of Italy. ... Río Nervión patrol boat, in Bilbao. ...

Rank Country Military expenditures (USD) Date of information
Flag of World World Total 1,200,000,000,000 2007 (projected est.)[1]
NATO Total 849,875,309,000
1 United States 583,283,000,000 2008[2]
Flag of Europe European Union Total 311,920,000,000 2007[3]
2 France 74,690,470,000 2008-2009 [4]
3 United Kingdom 68,911,000,000 FY 2008-09[5]
4 China 59,000,000,000 2008[6]
5 Germany 45,930,000,000 2008[7]
6 Japan 41,750,000,000 2007[8]
7 Russia 41,050,000,000 2008
8 Italy 40,060,000,000 2008 (est.)[citation needed]
9 Saudi Arabia 31,050,000,000 2008 [9]
10 South Korea 28,940,000,000 2008 [10]
11 India 26,500,000,000 2008-2009[1]
12 Brazil 25,396,731,055 2008[11]
13 Australia 20,727,710,000 2008[12]
14 Canada 17,150,002,540 2008[13]
15 Spain 15,792,207,000 2007
16 Flag of Turkey Turkey 15,166,000,000 2008[citation needed]
17 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 12,000,000,000 2008[14]
18 Flag of Poland Poland 10,838,000,000 2008[15]
19 Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 10,500,000,000 2008
20 Israel 9,444,000,000 2007
21 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 7,800,000,000 2008
22 Flag of Greece Greece 7,648,561,000 2007 (est.)[16]
23 Flag of Singapore Singapore 7,129,400,000 2007
24 Flag of Sweden Sweden 6,309,137,714 2007[17]
25 Flag of Iran Iran 6,300,000,000 2005[18]
26 Flag of Mexico Mexico 6,070,000,000 2006[19][20]
27 Flag of Norway Norway 5,725,000,000 2007
28 North Korea 5,500,000,000 2005[21]
29 Flag of Chile Chile 5,193,000,000 2007[22]
30 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 4,740,000,000 2008
31 Flag of Argentina Argentina 4,300,000,000 NA
32 Flag of South Africa South Africa 4,067,879,840 2008-2009[23]
33 Flag of Belgium Belgium 4,000,000,000 2007[24]
34 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 4,000,000,000 2007
35 Flag of Portugal Portugal 3,497,800,000 2003
36 Flag of Colombia Colombia 3,300,000,000 2005
37 Flag of Egypt Egypt 3,300,000,000 2003[25]
38 Flag of Denmark Denmark 3,271,600,000 2003
39 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 3,200,000,000 2005 [26]
40 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 3,007,000,000 2005
41 Flag of Algeria Algeria 2,994,000,000 2005
42 Flag of Romania Romania 2,900,000,000 2007[27]
43 Flag of Finland Finland 2,800,000,000 FY06
44 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2,548,000,000 2005
45 Flag of Austria Austria 2,334,900,000 FY06[28]
46 Flag of Morocco Morocco 2,306,000,000 2005
47 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2,170,000,000 2004
48 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 2,066,806,000 2008[29]
49 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2,000,000,000 2008[30]
50 Angola 2,000,000,000 2005
51 Flag of Thailand Thailand 1,775,000,000 NA
52 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 1,690,000,000 NA
53 Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1,600,000,000 NA
54 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 1,408,000,000 2008
55 Jordan 1,392,000,000 2005
56 Flag of Hungary Hungary 1,376,000,000 2007
57 Flag of the Philippines Philippines 1,348,000,000 2007
58 Flag of Libya Libya 1,300,000,000 2007
59 Flag of Ireland Ireland 1,300,000,000 2007
60 Flag of Serbia Serbia 1,200,000,000 2007
61 Georgia 1,200,000,000 2007
62 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 1,147,000,000 2005
63 Flag of Croatia Croatia 1,140,000,000 2008
64 Iraq 1,008,000,000 2007
65 Yemen 992,200,000 2005
66 Syria 858,000,000 2005
67 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 836,900,000 2007
68 Flag of Peru Peru 829,300,000 2005
69 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 737,600,000 2005
70 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 730,000,000 2007
71 Qatar 694,000,000 2005
72 Flag of Cuba Cuba 694,000,000 NA
73 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 627,700,000 2005
74 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 606,200,000 2005
75 Flag of Sudan Sudan 587,000,000 2004
76 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 540,600,000 2004
77 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 490,800,000 FY01
78 Flag of Belarus Belarus 420,500,000 2006
79 Armenia 400,000,000 FY08 [31]
80 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 384,000,000 NA
81 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 371,200,000 2005
82 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 370,000,000 2007
83 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 356,000,000 NA
84 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar 329,000,000 2005
85 Flag of Botswana Botswana 325,500,000 2005
86 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 295,900,000 2004
87 Flag of Brunei Brunei 290,700,000 2004
88 Flag of Kenya Kenya 280,500,000 2005
89 Flag of Estonia Estonia 259,000,000 FY06
90 Oman 252,990,000 2005
91 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 246,600,000 2005
92 Flag of Albania Albania 235,000,000 2007
93 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 234,300,000 NA
94 Luxembourg 231,076,480 2003
95 Cameroon 230,200,000 2005
96 Kazakhstan 221,800,000 FY02
97 Eritrea 220,100,000 2005
98 Uzbekistan 200,000,000 NA
99 Uganda 192,800,000 2005
100 Dominican Republic 180,000,000 FY98
101 Guatemala 169,800,000 2005
102 El Salvador 161,700,000 2005
103 Equatorial Guinea 152,200,000 2005
104 Panama 150,000,000 2005
105 Namibia 149,500,000 2005
106 Bolivia 130,000,000 2005
107 Zimbabwe 124,700,000 2005
108 Afghanistan 122,400,000 2005
109 Zambia 121,700,000 2005
110 Guinea 119,700,000 2005
111 Republic of Macedonia 117,710,000 2006
112 Senegal 117,300,000 2005
113 Cambodia 112,000,000 NA
114 Mali 106,300,000 2005
115 Nepal 104,900,000 2005
116 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 103,700,000 2005
117 Benin 100,900,000 2005
118 Honduras 99,410,000 2005
119 Turkmenistan 90,000,000 NA
120 Latvia 87,000,000 2007
121 Congo, Republic of the 85,220,000 2005
122 Ghana 83,650,000 2005
123 Costa Rica 83,460,000 2005
124 Mozambique 78,030,000 2005
125 Burkina Faso 74,830,000 2005
126 Chad 68,950,000 2005
127 Liberia 67,400,000 2005
128 Trinidad and Tobago 66,720,000 2003
129 Rwanda 53,660,000 2005
130 Paraguay 53,100,000 2003
131 Maldives 45,070,000 2005
132 Niger 44,780,000 2005
133 Malta 44,640,000 2005
134 Burundi 43,900,000 2005
135 Swaziland 41,600,000 2005
136 Lesotho 41,100,000 2005
137 Burma NA NA
138 Fiji 36,000,000 2004
139 Tajikistan 35,400,000 FY01
140 Nicaragua 32,270,000 2005
141 Jamaica 31,170,000 2003
142 Togo 29,980,000 2005
143 Djibouti 29,050,000 2005
144 Iceland 26,000,000 2008[32]
145 Haiti 25,960,000 2003
146 Mongolia 23,100,000 FY02
147 Somalia 22,340,000 2005
148 Tanzania 21,200,000 2005
149 Mauritania 19,320,000 2005
150 Kyrgyzstan 19,200,000 FY01
151 Belize 19,000,000 2005
152 Papua New Guinea 16,900,000 2003
153 Central African Republic 16,370,000 2005
154 Malawi 15,810,000 2005
155 Seychelles 14,850,000 2005
156 Sierra Leone 14,250,000 2005
157 Comoros 12,870,000 2005
158 Mauritius 12,040,000 2005
159 Laos 11,040,000 2005
160 Guinea-Bissau 9,455,000 2005
161 Moldova 8,700,000 2004
162 Bhutan 8,281,000 2005
163 Suriname 7,494,000 2005
164 Cape Verde 7,178,000 2005
165 Guyana 6,479,000 2003
166 East Timor 4,400,000 FY03
167 Bermuda, UK overseas territory 4,030,000 2001
168 Gambia, The 1,547,000 2004
169 San Marino 700,000 2005
170 São Tomé and Príncipe 581,700 2004

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Figures

The 15 countries with the largest defense budgets (2006)

This is a list of the fifteen countries with the highest defence budgets for the year 2006. The information is the most up-to-date from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute,[33] which is used to calculate defence spending by the British Ministry of Defence and many other government ministries in the European Union. Total World spending amounted to $1.158 trillion in 2006, 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 1,158,000,000,000 2006 est.
1 United States 540,700,000,000 2007
2 United Kingdom 58,400,000,000 2007
3 France 53,100,000,000 2006
4 China 45,000,000,000 2007
5 Japan 42,700,000,000 2006
6 Germany 37,000,000,000 2006
7 Russia 34,200,000,000 2006 est.
8 Italy 28,100,000,000 2006
9 Saudi Arabia 27,200,000,000 2006
10 India 24,100,000,000 2006
11 South Korea 23,900,000,000 2006
12 Australia 14,100,000,000 2006
13 Canada 13,200,000,000 2006
14 Brazil 12,800,000,000 2006
15 Spain 12,300,000,000 2006

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List of countries by military expenditure as a percentage of GDP

Map of the military expenditures as a percentage of GDP by country.

Below is a list of countries ranked by order of military expenditure as a percentage of GDP. This statistic reflects the importance of military buildup and army modernization for all countries. It also indicated how much priority each country places in military expenditure. GDP is an acronym which can stand for more than one thing: (in economics) an abbreviation for Gross Domestic Product. ... Militarism (military+-ism) is an ideology which claims that the military is the foundation of a societys security, and thereby claims to be its most important aspect. ...


The greater a country spends on its military as a percentage of its GDP, the less money it will have to spend on other crucial aspects such as infrastructure and education, and the more likely it will come under scrutiny from other countries.[34]


The trend is that developing countries, especially Middle Eastern countries with emerging markets due to their oil wealth, and countries in proximity of conflict zones seem to be spending the most as a percentage of their GDP to modernize their military and to try to catch up with Western countries, which spend less as a result of having built a strong modernized military over the past few decades. A developing country is a country with low average income compared to the world average. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For other uses, see Conflict (disambiguation). ...

Rank Country Military expenditures as % of GDP Date of information
1 North Korea 22.90 2003 est.
2 Georgia 15.90 2007 est.
3 Oman 11.40 2005 est.
4 Qatar 10.00 2005 est.
5 Saudi Arabia 10.00 2005 est.
6 Iraq 8.60 2006
7 Jordan 8.60 2006
8 Israel 7.30 2006
9 Yemen 6.60 2006
10 Armenia 6.50 2001
11 Eritrea 6.30 2006 est.
12 Burundi 5.90 2006 est.
13 Syria 5.90 2005 est.
14 Angola 5.70 2006
15 Mauritania 5.50 2006
16 Maldives 5.50 2005 est.

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See also

Wikinews has related news:
Global annual military spending tops $1.2 trillion

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Notes

  1. ^ http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Global_annual_military_spending_tops_$1.2_trillion
  2. ^ [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy08/pdf/budget/defense.pdf Department Of Defense
  3. ^ Sven Biscop (2006-09-15). "Ambiguous Ambition. Development of the EU security architecture; Paper presented at the colloquium The EC/EU: A World Security Actor? An Assessment after 50 Years of the External Actions of the EC/EU, Paris, EU Institute for Security Studies, 15 September 2006". The Royal Institute for International Relations - EGMONT. Retrieved on 2008-04-27. "a defence budget of over 200 billion euro" (converted into USD at the exchange rate current at end of April, 2008)
  4. ^ http://www.defense.gouv.fr/ministre/prises_de_parole/discours/projet_de_budget_2008_m_herve_morin_26_09_07 Conférence de presse de M. Hervé Morin, ministre de la Défense
  5. ^ Ministry of Defence | About Defence | Organisation | Key Facts about Defence | Defence Spending
  6. ^ China says military spending will go up 17.6 percent in 2008 - International Herald Tribune
  7. ^ Deutsche Welle
  8. ^ Asia Times Online
  9. ^ Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: The fifteen major spenders in 2007.
  10. ^ Defense Budget Grows 9 Percent.
  11. ^ National Congress of Brazil. Brazilian Federal Budget (2008) - Ministry of Defense (Ministério da Defesa).
  12. ^ Australian Department of Defence (2006). Portfolio Budget Statements 2006-07. Page 19.
  13. ^ 2007-2008 Part I - The Government Expenditure Plan - Part 24 of 32
  14. ^ 2.1. De beleidsagenda 2008
  15. ^ Polish Department of Task Based Budgeting 2008 (PowerPoint)
  16. ^ NATO-RUSSIA COMPENDIUM OF DATA
  17. ^ Så fördelas pengarna
  18. ^ Iran's defense spending 'a fraction of Persian Gulf neighbors'
  19. ^ Global Firepower, Mexico profile
  20. ^ CIA World Factbook, Military expenditures
  21. ^ Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL): The U.S. military machine: North Korea bomb test in perspective
  22. ^ Saorbats, Chile profile
  23. ^ Budget at a glance
  24. ^ Uitgaven
  25. ^ Federation of American Scientists—Egypt Military Force
  26. ^ Global Security military expenditures
  27. ^ (MoND Budget as of 2007)
  28. ^ Austrian Military Budget for 2006: 1,81 Billion Euros/ Exchangerate 1:1,29
  29. ^ Ukrainian Armed Forces White Book
  30. ^ The budget of the Azeri Armed Forces reaches $2 Billion
  31. ^ Armenian's 2.5 Billion Budget for 2008 - A Realistic one
  32. ^ Icelandic State Budget for 2008
  33. ^ Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Website - Open (PDF) table "The fifteen major spenders in 2006"
  34. ^ World Politics Review | China's Latest Military Spending Increase Garners Anxious Reactions

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

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