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 2013, 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 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 1,747,000,000,000 2.4% 2013
1 United States United States 640,000,000,000 3.8% 2013
2 China People's Republic of China 188,000,000,000 2.0% 2013
3 Russia Russia 87,800,000,000 4.1% 2013
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 67,000,000,000 9.3% 2013
5 France France 61,200,000,000 2.2% 2013
6 United Kingdom United Kingdom 57,900,000,000 2.3% 2013
7 Germany Germany 48,800,000,000 1.4% 2013
8 Japan Japan 48,600,000,000 1.0% 2013
9 India India 47,400,000,000 2.5% 2013
10 South Korea South Korea 33,900,000,000 2.8% 2013
11 Italy Italy 32,700,000,000 1.6% 2013
12 Brazil Brazil 31,500,000,000 1.4% 2013
13 Australia Australia 24,000,000,000 1.6% 2013
14 Turkey Turkey 19,100,000,000 2.3% 2013
15 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 19,000,000,000 4.7% 2013
16 Canada Canada 18,500,000,000 1.0% 2013
17 Israel Israel 16,000,000,000 5.6% 2013
18 Colombia Colombia 13,000,000,000 3.4% 2013
19 Spain Spain 12,800,000,000 0.9% 2013
20 Taiwan Taiwan 10,500,000,000 2.2% 2013
21 Algeria Algeria 10,400,000,000 4.8% 2013
22 Netherlands Netherlands 10,300,000,000 1.3% 2013
23 Singapore Singapore 9,759,000,000 3.4% 2013
24 Poland Poland 9,257,000,000 1.8% 2013
25 Oman Oman 9,246,000,000 11.3% 2013
26 Iraq Iraq 7,896,000,000 3.6% 2013
27 Indonesia Indonesia 7,840,000,000 0.9% 2013
28 Mexico Mexico 7,838,000,000 0.6% 2013
29 Pakistan Pakistan 7,641,000,000 3.0% 2013
30 Norway Norway 7,235,000,000 1.4% 2013
31 Sweden Sweden 6,519,000,000 1.2% 2013
32 Iran Iran 6,297,000,000 1.8% 2012
33 Angola Angola 6,095,000,000 4.8% 2013
34 Greece Greece 5,939,000,000 2.4% 2013
35 Thailand Thailand 5,874,000,000 1.5% 2013
36 Chile Chile 5,435,000,000 1.9% 2013
37 Ukraine Ukraine 5,338,000,000 3.0% 2013
38 Venezuela Venezuela 5,313,000,000 1.4% 2013
39 Belgium Belgium 5,264,000,000 1.0% 2013
40 Switzerland Switzerland 5,053,000,000 0.8% 2013
41 Malaysia Malaysia 4,842,000,000 1.5% 2013
42 Portugal Portugal 4,784,000,000 2.2% 2013
43 Denmark Denmark 4,553,000,000 1.4% 2013
44 Argentina Argentina 4,511,000,000 0.9% 2013
45 Egypt Egypt 4,255,000,000 1.7% 2013
46 South Africa South Africa 4,108,000,000 1.2% 2013
47 Morocco Morocco 4,064,000,000 3.8% 2013
48 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 3,440,000,000 4.7% 2013
49 Vietnam Vietnam 3,387,000,000 2.3% 2013
50 Finland Finland 3,262,000,000 1.2% 2013
51 Austria Austria 3,230,000,000 0.8% 2013
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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