List of countries by military expenditures

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Countries by military expenditures (% of their GDP) in 2014, based on data from the World Bank.

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 2015 edition of "The Military Balance" published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) using average market exchange rates.[2] The second list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2015 Fact Sheet which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2014, based on current market exchange rates.[1]

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Top five countries by military expenditure in 2014.
According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies.[2]
List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
World Military Balance 2015 (for 2014)
[2]
List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2015 Fact Sheet (for 2014)[1]
Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
 % of GDP Per capita ($)
World total 1629 1.7 224
1 United States United States 581.0 3.0 1821
2 China China 129.4 1.2 95
3 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 80.8 10.7 2803
4 Russia Russia 70.0 3.7 488
5 United Kingdom United Kingdom 61.8 2.1 964
6 France France 53.1 1.8 804
7 Japan Japan 47.7 1.0 375
8 India India 45.2 2.2 35
9 Germany Germany 43.9 1.1 541
10 South Korea South Korea 34.4 2.4 668
11 Brazil Brazil 31.9 1.3 155
12 Italy Italy 24.3 1.1 400
13 Israel Israel 23.2 7.4 2755
14 Australia Australia 22.5 1.5 938
15 Iraq Iraq 18.9 8.5 525
Rest 203.3
Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
 % of GDP
World total 1,776.0 2.3
1 United States United States 610.0 3.5
2 China China[a] 216.0 2.1
3 Russia Russia[a] 84.5 4.5
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[b] 80.8 10.4
5 France France 62.3 2.2
6 United Kingdom United Kingdom 60.5 2.2
7 India India 50.0 2.4
8 Germany Germany[a] 46.5 1.2
9 Japan Japan 45.8 1.0
10 South Korea South Korea 36.7 2.6
11 Brazil Brazil 31.7 1.4
12 Italy Italy 30.9 1.5
13 Australia Australia 25.4 1.8
14 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[a] 22.8 5.1
15 Turkey Turkey 22.6 2.2

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  1. ^ a b c d SIPRI estimate.
  2. ^ The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.

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