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.
Countries by military expenditures (absolute) in 2014, based on data from the World Bank.

This article is a list of countries by military expenditure in a given year. Military expenditure figures are presented in United States dollars 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 1st list is based on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 2017 Fact Sheet, which includes a list on the world's top 15 military spenders in 2016, based on current market exchange rates.[1] The 2nd list is based on the 2016 edition of "The Military Balance" published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) using average market exchange rates.[2]

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Top five countries by military expenditure in 2016.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.[1]
List by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
2017 Fact Sheet (for 2016)[1]
SIPRI Military Expenditure Database[3]
List by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
Top 15 Defence Budgets 2015
[4]
Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
 % of GDP
World total 1,686 2.2
01 United States United States 611.2 3.3
02 China China[a] 215.7 1.9
03 Russia Russia 69.2 5.3
04 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[a][b] 63.7 10
05 India India 55.9 2.5
06 France France 55.7 2.3
07 United Kingdom United Kingdom 48.3 1.9
08 Japan Japan 46.1 1.0
09 Germany Germany 41.1 1.2
10 South Korea South Korea 36.8 2.7
11 Italy Italy 27.9 1.5
12 Australia Australia 24.3 2.0
13 Brazil Brazil 22.8 1.3
14 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[c] 22.8 5.7
15 Israel Israel 17.8 5.8
16 Canada Canada 15.5 1.0
17 Spain Spain 14.9 1.2
18 Turkey Turkey 14.9 2.0
19 Iran Iran 12.3 3.0
20 Algeria Algeria 10.6 6.7
21 Singapore Singapore 9.9 3.4
22 Taiwan Republic of China 9.9 1.9
23 Pakistan Pakistan 9.9 3.4
24 Colombia Colombia 9.9 3.4
25 Poland Poland 9.7 2.0
26 Netherlands Netherlands 9.2 1.2
27 Oman Oman 9.0 16.7
28 Indonesia Indonesia 7.7 0.9
29 Mexico Mexico 6.8 0.6
30 Kuwait Kuwait 6.3 6.5
Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
01 United States United States 597.5
02 China China 145.8
03 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 81.9
04 Russia Russia 65.6
05 United Kingdom United Kingdom 56.2
06 India India 48.0
07 France France 46.8
08 Japan Japan 41.0
09 Germany Germany 36.7
10 South Korea South Korea 33.5
11 Brazil Brazil 24.3
12 Australia Australia 22.8
13 Italy Italy 21.6
14 Iraq Iraq 21.1
15 Israel Israel 18.6


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  1. ^ a b SIPRI estimate.
  2. ^ The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slightly overestimated.
  3. ^ Data from 2014.

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