Military expenditure

percent of GDP, 1960–2019

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    1960 Ranking
    1. Jordan 20.40
    2. Syria 10.52
    3. United States 8.99
    4. Israel 7.46
    5. South Korea 7.16
    6. Iraq 7.05
    7. United Kingdom 6.34
    8. France 5.43
    9. Dominican Republic 5.23
    10. Greece 4.86
    11. Pakistan 4.31
    12. Canada 4.19
    13. Germany 3.83
    14. Sweden 3.78
    15. Netherlands 3.70
    16. Turkey 3.53
    17. Belgium 3.40
    18. Portugal 3.38
    19. Norway 3.20
    20. Chile 3.12
    21. Venezuela 3.06
    22. Denmark 2.73
    23. Italy 2.71
    24. New Zealand 2.69
    25. Brazil 2.68
    26. Malaysia 2.68
    27. Paraguay 2.53
    28. Peru 2.51
    29. Thailand 2.47
    30. Ecuador 2.38
    31. Australia 2.37
    32. Switzerland 2.34
    33. Morocco 2.32
    34. Iran 2.30
    35. Spain 2.25
    36. Tunisia 2.01
    37. India 2.00
    38. Sudan 1.92
    39. Colombia 1.88
    40. Philippines 1.78
    41. Finland 1.77
    42. Ghana 1.71
    43. Libya 1.59
    44. Argentina 1.55
    45. Austria 1.46
    46. Ireland 1.33
    47. Sri Lanka 1.18
    48. Honduras 1.17
    49. Guatemala 1.16
    50. Japan 1.08
    51. Luxembourg 1.00
    52. South Africa 0.95
    53. Benin 0.87
    54. Nigeria 0.70
    55. Burkina Faso 0.68
    56. Mexico 0.67
    2019 Ranking
    1. Oman 8.76
    2. Saudi Arabia 7.98
    3. Algeria 6.01
    4. Kuwait 5.62
    5. Israel 5.26
    6. Armenia 4.95
    7. Jordan 4.68
    8. Lebanon 4.24
    9. Azerbaijan 4.00
    10. Pakistan 3.98
    11. Russia 3.88
    12. Bahrain 3.69
    13. Iraq 3.47
    14. United States 3.41
    15. South Sudan 3.36
    16. Ukraine 3.36
    17. Brunei 3.35
    18. Bulgaria 3.22
    19. Singapore 3.21
    20. Colombia 3.15
    21. Togo 3.13
    22. Morocco 3.09
    23. Namibia 3.03
    24. Mauritania 2.82
    25. Botswana 2.77
    26. Turkey 2.72
    27. Mali 2.71
    28. South Korea 2.67
    29. Congo (Brazzaville) 2.66
    30. Greece 2.57
    31. Tunisia 2.56
    32. Burkina Faso 2.43
    33. India 2.40
    34. Iran 2.31
    35. Ecuador 2.29
    36. Cambodia 2.27
    37. Serbia 2.22
    38. Chad 2.18
    39. Estonia 2.12
    40. Uganda 2.05
    41. Romania 2.04
    42. Latvia 2.03
    43. Guinea 2.03
    44. Lithuania 2.03
    45. Poland 2.02
    46. Uruguay 2.02
    47. Georgia 1.99
    48. Sri Lanka 1.94
    49. Portugal 1.94
    50. China 1.89
    51. Australia 1.88
    52. France 1.86
    53. Niger 1.84
    54. Swaziland 1.82
    55. Chile 1.82
    56. Burundi 1.77
    57. Slovakia 1.76
    58. United Kingdom 1.74
    59. Norway 1.68
    60. Croatia 1.67
    61. Guyana 1.65
    62. Sudan 1.65
    63. Angola 1.65
    64. Montenegro 1.64
    65. Honduras 1.63
    66. Cyprus 1.63
    67. Fiji 1.62
    68. Jamaica 1.61
    69. Gabon 1.59
    70. Nepal 1.56
    71. Lesotho 1.55
    72. Kyrgyzstan 1.51
    73. New Zealand 1.50
    74. Central African Republic 1.50
    75. Finland 1.48
    76. Brazil 1.48
    77. Senegal 1.45
    78. Bolivia 1.42
    79. Italy 1.35
    80. Bangladesh 1.34
    81. Netherlands 1.34
    82. Thailand 1.34
    83. Seychelles 1.33
    84. Denmark 1.32
    85. Tanzania 1.32
    86. Canada 1.28
    87. Germany 1.28
    88. Albania 1.27
    89. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 1.24
    90. Belarus 1.24
    91. Spain 1.24
    92. Hungary 1.22
    93. Zambia 1.21
    94. El Salvador 1.20
    95. Czech Republic 1.19
    96. Rwanda 1.19
    97. Egypt 1.18
    98. Afghanistan 1.17
    99. Peru 1.17
    100. Belize 1.17
    101. Kenya 1.16
    102. Ivory Coast 1.14
    103. Sweden 1.12
    104. Cameroon 1.10
    105. Kazakhstan 1.06
    106. Slovenia 1.05
    107. Timor Leste 1.05
    108. Malaysia 1.03
    109. Paraguay 0.99
    110. South Africa 0.98
    111. Philippines 0.96
    112. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.94
    113. Belgium 0.93
    114. Japan 0.93
    115. Mozambique 0.90
    116. Malawi 0.89
    117. Gambia 0.82
    118. Kosovo 0.82
    119. Trinidad and Tobago 0.74
    120. Sierra Leone 0.74
    121. Dominican Republic 0.73
    122. Switzerland 0.73
    123. Austria 0.73
    124. Argentina 0.71
    125. Mongolia 0.70
    126. Zimbabwe 0.70
    127. Indonesia 0.67
    128. Congo (Kinshasa) 0.67
    129. Nicaragua 0.66
    130. Benin 0.65
    131. Luxembourg 0.62
    132. Madagascar 0.61
    133. Ethiopia 0.60
    134. Malta 0.57
    135. Liberia 0.52
    136. Mexico 0.52
    137. Cape Verde 0.49
    138. Nigeria 0.46
    139. Ghana 0.44
    140. Guatemala 0.42
    141. Moldova 0.38
    142. Papua New Guinea 0.37
    143. Ireland 0.29
    144. Mauritius 0.15
    145. Haiti 0.00

    Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans’ benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons.

    Source: World Bank