List of countries by military expenditures

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The world's top 5 military spenders in 2013.[1]

This article is a list of countries by military expenditure, the amount spent by a nation on its military in a given year. Military expenditure figures[1] are presented in US$ based on either constant or current exchange rates. 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. Currently, the world's six largest military spenders are the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom. The UK, US, Russia, China and France are all veto-wielding permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

The first list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook 2014 which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2013, based on current market exchange rates. The second list is based on the SIPRI military expenditure database for the year 2012, again based on current market exchange rates.

SIPRI Yearbook 2014 – World's top 15 military spenders in 2013[edit]

Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.)[1] % of GDP World share (%) Spending ($ Bn. PPP, 2012)[1] Spending ($ Bn. PPP Worldbank, 2012)[2]
World total 1747.0 2.4 100 1562.3 2152.9
1 United States United States 640.0 3.8 36.6 682.0 714.7
2 China People's Republic of China[a] 188.0 2.0 10.8 249.0 245.3
3 Russia Russia[a] 87.8 4.1 5.0 116.0 148.4
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[b] 67.0 9.3 3.8 63.9 78.5
5 France France 61.2 2.2 3.5 50.7 54.5
6 United Kingdom United Kingdom 57.9 2.3 3.3 57.5 59.2
7 Germany Germany[a] 48.8 1.4 2.8 42.8 47.2
8 Japan Japan 48.6 1.0 2.8 46.0 44.8
9 India India 47.4 2.5 2.7 119.0 117.8
10 South Korea South Korea 33.9 2.8 1.9 44.2 41.5
11 Italy Italy[a] 32.7 1.6 1.9 31.0 34.3
12 Brazil Brazil 31.5 1.4 1.8 34.4 34.9
13 Australia Australia 24.0 1.6 1.4 16.3 17.1
14 Turkey Turkey 19.1 2.3 1.1 25.9 31.2
15 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[a][c] 19.0 4.7 1.1
  1. ^ a b c d e SIPRI estimate.
  2. ^ The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.
  3. ^ Data for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is for 2012, as figures for 2013 are not available.

SIPRI military expenditure database[edit]

Countries by military spending
Military spending as percentage of GDP
Rank Country Spending ($)[3]  % of GDP Year of data
0 a 0 0 0
World total 1,756,000,000,000 2.5% 2012
1 United States United States 682,478,000,000 4.4% 2012
2 China People's Republic of China 166,107,000,000 2.1% 2012
3 Russia Russia 90,749,000,000 4.4% 2012
4 United Kingdom United Kingdom 61,007,000,000 2.5% 2012
5 Japan Japan 59,267,000,000 1.0% 2012
6 France France 58,943,000,000 2.3% 2012
7 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 56,724,000,000 8.9% 2012
8 India India 47,735,000,000 2.5% 2012
9 Germany Germany 45,785,000,000 1.4% 2012
10 Italy Italy 34,004,000,000 1.7% 2012
11 Brazil Brazil 33,143,000,000 1.5% 2012
12 South Korea South Korea 31,660,000,000 2.7% 2012
13 Australia Australia 26,116,000,000 1.7% 2012
14 Canada Canada 22,600,000,000 1.3% 2012
15 Turkey Turkey 18,184,000,000 2.3% 2012
16 Israel Israel 14,638,000,000 6.2% 2012
17 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 14,373,000,000 6.9% 2012
18 Colombia Colombia 12,146,000,000 3.3% 2012
19 Spain Spain 11,535,000,000 0.85% 2012
20 Taiwan Taiwan 10,721,000,000 2.3% 2012
21 Netherlands Netherlands 9,839,000,000 1.3% 2012
22 Singapore Singapore 9,707,000,000 3.6% 2012
23 Poland Poland 9,355,000,000 1.9% 2012
24 Algeria Algeria 9,325,000,000 4.5% 2012
25 Pakistan Pakistan 6,987,000,000 2.7% 2012
26 Mexico Mexico 6,978,000,000 0.5% 2012
27 Norway Norway 6,973,000,000 1.4% 2012
28 Indonesia Indonesia 6,866,000,000 0.7% 2012
29 Oman Oman 6,714,000,000 8.4% 2012
30 Greece Greece 6,539,000,000 2.5% 2012
31 Iran Iran 6,297,000,000 1.8% 2012
32 Sweden Sweden 6,209,000,000 1.2% 2012
33 Iraq Iraq 6,054,000,000 2.7% 2012
34 Chile Chile 5,484,000,000 2.1% 2012
35 Thailand Thailand 5,387,000,000 1.5% 2012
36 Belgium Belgium 5,086,000,000 1.1% 2012
37 Ukraine Ukraine 4,879,000,000 2.7% 2012
38 Switzerland Switzerland 4,829,000,000 0.7% 2012
39 Malaysia Malaysia 4,697,000,000 1.5% 2012
40 South Africa South Africa 4,607,000,000 1.3% 2012
41 Denmark Denmark 4,442,000,000 1.4% 2012
42 Egypt Egypt 4,420,000,000 1.7% 2012
43 Argentina Argentina 4,340,000,000 0.9% 2012
44 Angola Angola 4,146,000,000 4.2% 2012
45 Venezuela Venezuela 4,010,000,000 0.98% 2012
46 Portugal Portugal 3,779,000,000 1.8% 2012
47 Finland Finland 3,662,000,000 1.5% 2012
48 Morocco Morocco 3,402,000,000 3.5% 2012
49 Vietnam Vietnam 3,363,000,000 2.4% 2012
50 Austria Austria 3,230,000,000 0.8% 2012
51 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 3,186,000,000 4.6% 2012
52 Libya Libya 2,987,000,000 3.2% 2012
53 Philippines Philippines 2,977,000,000 1.2% 2012
54 Peru Peru 2,557,000,000 1.3% 2012
55 Sudan Sudan 2,466,000,000 3.4% 2012
56 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2,434,000,000 1.2% 2012
57 Nigeria Nigeria 2,327,000,000 0.98% 2012
58 Czech Republic Czech Republic 2,221,000,000 1.1% 2012
59 Romania Romania 2,185,000,000 1.2% 2012
60 Syria Syria 1,871,000,000 4.0% 2012
61 New Zealand New Zealand 1,867,000,000 1.1% 2012
62 Lebanon Lebanon 1,734,000,000 4.1% 2012
63 Bangladesh Bangladesh 1,586,000,000 1.1% 2012
64 Jordan Jordan 1,448,000,000 4.6% 2012
65 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1,443,000,000 2.4% 2012
66 Yemen Yemen 1,439,000,000 4.0% 2012
67 Republic of Ireland Ireland 1,160,000,000 0.56% 2012
68 Hungary Hungary 1,038,000,000 0.8% 2012
69 Slovakia Slovakia 1,026,000,000 1.1% 2012
70 Croatia Croatia 959,000,000 1.7% 2012
71 Serbia Serbia 826,000,000 2.2% 2012
72 Slovenia Slovenia 788,000,000 1.6% 2011
73 Bahrain Bahrain 731,000,000 3.7% 2011
74 Belarus Belarus 726,000,000 1.4% 2011
75 Bulgaria Bulgaria 698,000,000 2.0% 2011
76 Kenya Kenya 594,000,000 2.0% 2011
77 Tunisia Tunisia 548,000,000 1.3% 2011
78 Cyprus Cyprus 510,000,000 1.8% 2011
79 Uruguay Uruguay 491,000,000 1.6% 2011
80 Eritrea Eritrea 469,000,000d 20.9%d 2011
81 Georgia (country) Georgia 457,000,000 2.9% 2012
82 Lithuania Lithuania 427,000,000 1.4% 2011
83 Armenia Armenia 404,000,000 4.2% 2011
84 Cameroon Cameroon 368,000,000 1.6% 2011
85 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 353,000,000b 1.5% 2011
86 Botswana Botswana 352,000,000 3.0% 2011
87 Ethiopia Ethiopia 338,000,000 1.0% 2011
88 Estonia Estonia 336,000,000 2.3% 2011
89 Namibia Namibia 329,000,000 3.7% 2011
90 Brunei Brunei 327,000,000 3.1% 2011
91 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 322,000,000 0.7% 2011
92 Bolivia Bolivia 314,000,000 2.0% 2011
93 Luxembourg Luxembourg 301,000,000a 0.6% 2011
94 Uganda Uganda 276,000,000 1.8% 2011
95 Latvia Latvia 268,000,000 1.4% 2011
96 Afghanistan Afghanistan 250,000,000j 1.8% 2011
97 Zambia Zambia 243,000,000 1.7% 2011
98 Chad Chad 242,000,000 6.2% 2011
99 Honduras Honduras 235,000,000 1.5% 2011
100 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 233,000,000e 2.9%e 2011
101 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 232,000,000 1.3% 2011
102 Tanzania Tanzania 217,000,000j 1.1% 2011
103 Senegal Senegal 207,000,000 1.6% 2011
104 Nepal Nepal 207,000,000 2.0% 2011
105 Albania Albania 201,000,000 0.8% 2011
106 Cambodia Cambodia 191,000,000j 1.1% 2011
107 Mali Mali 183,000,000 1.9% 2011
108 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 167,000,000j 3.6% 2011
109 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the 163,000,000 1.0% 2011
110 Guatemala Guatemala 161,000,000 0.4% 2011
111 Panama Panama 146,000,000e 1.0%e 2011
112 Paraguay Paraguay 146,000,000 0.9% 2011
113 Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 145,000,000 1.7% 2011
114 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 140,000,000 1.2% 2011
115 Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the 133,000,000 1.1%b 2011
116 El Salvador El Salvador 133,000,000 0.7% 2011
117 Ghana Ghana 115,000,000 0.7% 2011
118 Mauritania Mauritania 115,000,000j 3.8% 2011
119 Swaziland Swaziland 102,000,000 3.1% 2011
120 Guinea Guinea 99,900,000f 2.2%f 2011
121 Jamaica Jamaica 95,200,000 0.9% 2011
122 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 93,800,000 1.9%c 2011
123 Mozambique Mozambique 86,300,000 0.9% 2011
124 Rwanda Rwanda 77,200,000 1.4% 2011
125 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 70,100,000d 0.5%d 2011
126 Mongolia Mongolia 69,500,000 1.2% 2011
127 Benin Benin 65,600,000b 1.0%b 2011
128 Malta Malta 58,800,000 0.7% 2011
129 Madagascar Madagascar 55,700,000 0.8% 2011
130 Tajikistan Tajikistan 55,400,000f 2.2%f 2011
131 Togo Togo 55,100,000b 1.7%b 2011
132 Central African Republic Central African Republic 52,900,000 1.8% 2011
133 Fiji Fiji 50,200,000j 1.7% 2011
134 Niger Niger 49,200,000 0.5%b 2011
135 Malawi Malawi 48,600,000a 1.2%a 2011
136 Burundi Burundi 46,900,000b 3.8% 2011
137 Lesotho Lesotho 45,600,000j 2.8%j 2011
138 Nicaragua Nicaragua 44,100,000 0.7% 2011
139 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 42,900,000b 2.4% 2011
140 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 39,100,000 0.5% 2011
141 Djibouti Djibouti 36,900,000b 3.7%b 2011
142 Monaco Monaco 20,300,000[4] 0.4% 2011
143 Moldova Moldova 19,000,000 0.5% 2011
144 Laos Laos 18,400,000j 0.3% 2011
145 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 15,700,000g 2.1% g 2011
146 Belize Belize 14,900,000 1.2% 2011
147 Mauritius Mauritius 14,000,000b 0.2%b 2011
148 San Marino San Marino 10,700,000[5] 0.9% 2011
149 Iceland Iceland 9,900,000j 0.1% 2011
150 Cape Verde Cape Verde 8,800,000 0.5% 2011
151 Guyana Guyana 8,100,000h 0.8%h 2011
152 Liberia Liberia 7,200,000j 0.8% 2011
153 Seychelles Seychelles 6,600,000 1.2% 2011
154 The Gambia Gambia 4,600,000a 0.6%a 2011
999 zz 9e50 999

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Notes
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