List of countries by military expenditures

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Top ten military expenditures in US$ Bn. in 2013, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

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 are presented in US$ 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 2014 edition of "The Military Balance" published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) using average market exchange rates. The second list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2014 Yearbook which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2013, based on current market exchange rates. The third and last list is based on the SIPRI military expenditure database for the year 2012, again based on current market exchange rates.

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List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
World Military Balance (for 2014)
[2]
List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2014 Yearbook (for 2013)[1]
List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Database (for 2012)
[3]
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.)  % of GDP
World total
1 United States United States 581.0
2 China China 129.4
3 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 80.8
4 Russia Russia 70.0
5 United Kingdom United Kingdom 61.8
6 France France 53.1
7 Japan Japan 47.7
8 India India 45.2
9 Germany Germany 43.9
10 South Korea South Korea 34.4
11 Brazil Brazil 31.9
12 Italy Italy 24.3
13 Israel Israel 23.2
14 Australia Australia 22.5
15 Iraq Iraq 18.9
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.) % of GDP
World total 1,747.0 2.4
1 United States United States 640.0 3.8
2 China China[a] 188.0 2.0
3 Russia Russia[a] 87.8 4.1
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[b] 67.0 9.3
5 France France 61.2 2.2
6 United Kingdom United Kingdom 57.9 2.3
7 Germany Germany[a] 48.8 1.4
8 Japan Japan 48.6 1.0
9 India India 47.4 2.5
10 South Korea South Korea 33.9 2.8
11 Italy Italy[a] 32.7 1.6
12 Brazil Brazil 31.5 1.4
13 Australia Australia 24.0 1.6
14 Turkey Turkey 19.1 2.3
15 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[a][c] 19.0 4.7
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.)  % of GDP
World total 1,756.0 2.5
1 United States United States 682.4 4.4
2 China China 166.1 2.1
3 Russia Russia 90.7 4.4
4 United Kingdom United Kingdom 61.0 2.5
5 Japan Japan 59.2 1.0
6 France France 58.9 2.3
7 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 56.7 8.9
8 India India 47.7 2.5
9 Germany Germany 45.7 1.4
10 Italy Italy 34.0 1.7
11 Brazil Brazil 33.1 1.5
12 South Korea South Korea 31.6 2.7
13 Australia Australia 26.1 1.7
14 Canada Canada 22.6 1.3
15 Turkey Turkey 18.1 2.3

2045[edit]

Projected military expenditure of the world's major powers in 2045.[4]

A United Kingdom academic report from the Ministry of Defence outlines projected defence expenditure of major powers for the year 2045.[4]

Rank Country Spending in PPP ($ Bn.)
1 United States United States 1,335
2 China China 1,270
3 India India 654
4 Russia Russia 295
5 United Kingdom United Kingdom 108
6 Brazil Brazil 97
7 France France 87
8 Japan Japan 67
9 Germany Germany 63

Notes[edit]

  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.

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