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World Wide Military Expenditures

CountryMilitary expenditures - dollar figure Budget Period
World$1100 billion 2004 est. [see Note 4]
Rest-of-World [all but USA]$500 billion 2004 est. [see Note 4]
United States $623 billion FY08 budget [see Note 6]
China $65.0 billion 2004 [see Note 1]
Russia $50.0 billion [see Note 5]
France $45.0 billion 2005
United Kingdom $42.8 billion 2005 est.
Japan $41.75 billion 2007
Germany $35.1 billion 2003
Italy $28.2 billion 2003
South Korea $21.1 billion 2003 est.
India $19.0 billion 2005 est.
Saudi Arabia $18.0 billion 2005 est.
Australia $16.9 billion 2006
Turkey $12.2 billion 2003
Brazil $9.9 billion 2005 est.
Spain $9.9 billion 2003
Canada $9.8 billion 2003
Israel $9.4 billion FY06 [see Note 7]
Netherlands $9.4 billion 2004
Taiwan $7.9 billion 2005 est.
Mexico $6.1 billion 2005 est.
Greece $5.9 billion 2004
Singapore $5.6 billion 2005
Sweden $5.5 billion 2005 est.
North Korea $5.0 billion FY02
Iran $4.3 billion 2003 est.
Pakistan $4.3 billion 2005 est.
Belgium $4.0 billion 2003
Norway $4.0 billion 2003
Chile $3.9 billion 2005 est.
Colombia $3.5 billion 2005
Poland $3.5 billion 2002
Portugal $3.5 billion 2003
South Africa $3.5 billion 2005 est.
Denmark $3.3 billion 2003
Vietnam $3.2 billion 2005
Algeria $3.0 billion 2005 est.
Kuwait $3.0 billion 2005 est. [see Note 2]
United Arab Emirates $2.7 billion 2005
Egypt $2.5 billion 2005
Malaysia $2.5 billion 2005
Switzerland $2.5 billion 2005 est.
Morocco $2.3 billion 2005 est.
Czech Republic $2.2 billion 2004
Qatar $2.2 billion 2005
Thailand $2.0 billion 2005
Angola $2.0 billion 2005 est.
Finland $1.8 billion FY98/99
Argentina $1.8 billion 2005
Venezuela $1.6 billion 2005 est.
Austria $1.5 billion FY01/02
Romania$1.5 billion 2005
Jordan $1.4 billion 2005 est.
Indonesia $1.3 billion 2004
Iraq $1.3 billion 2005 est.
Hungary $1.1 billion 2002 est.
New Zealand $1.1 billion 2005 est.
Bangladesh $1.0 billion 2005 est.
Yemen $992 million 2005 est.
Syria $858 million N/A [see Note 3]
Philippines $837 million 2005 est.
Peru $829 million 2005 est.
Nigeria $738 million 2005 est.
Ireland$700 million FY00/01
Cuba $694 million 2005 est.
Serbia and Montenegro$654 million 2002
Ecuador $650 million 2005 est.
Bahrain $628 million 2005 est.
Croatia $620 million 2004
Ukraine $618 million FY02
Sri Lanka $606 million 2003 est
Libya $590 million 2005
Sudan $587 million 2004
Lebanon $541 million 2004
Tunisia $440 million 2005
Belarus $421 million 2006
Slovakia$406 million 2002
Uruguay $371 million 2005 est.
Slovenia $370 million 2005 est.
Bulgaria $356 million FY02
Madagascar $329 million 2005 est.
Botswana $326 million 2005 est.
Azerbaijan $310 million 2005
Ethiopia $296 million 2005 est.
Brunei $291 million 2003 est.
Kenya $281 million 2005 est.
Cyprus $280 million 2005
Gabon $254 million 2005 est.
Oman $253 million 2005 est.
Cote d'Ivoire $247 million 2005 est.
Bosnia and Herzegovina $234 million FY02
Luxembourg $232 million 2003
Lithuania $231 million FY01
Cameroon $230 million 2005 est.
Kazakhstan $222 million FY02
Eritrea $220 million 2005 est.
Uganda $193 million 2005 est.
New Caledonia $192 million FY96
Dominican Republic $191 million 2005
Turkmenistan $173 million 2005
Guatemala $170 million 2005 est.
El Salvador $162 million 2005 est.
Estonia $155 million 2002 est.
Equatorial Guinea $152 million 2005 est.
Panama $150 million 2005 est.
Namibia $150 million 2005 est.
Armenia $136 million 2005
Bolivia $130 million 2005 est.
Macedonia, FYR $130 million 2005
Zimbabwe $125 million 2005 est.
Afghanistan $122 million 2005 est.
Zambia $122 million 2005 est.
Guinea $120 million 2005 est.
Senegal $117 million 2005 est.
Nepal $105 million 2005 est.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the $104 million 2005 est.
Benin $101 million 2005 est.
Latvia $87 million FY01
Congo, Republic of the $85 million 2005 est.
Ghana $84 million 2005 est.
Costa Rica $83 million 2005 est.
Mozambique $78 million 2005 est.
Burkina Faso $75 million 2005 est.
Cambodia $74 million 2005
Chad $69 million 2005 est.
Liberia $67 million 2005 est.
Trinidad and Tobago $67 million 2003
Albania $57 million FY02
Uzbekistan $55 million 2005
Rwanda $54 million 2005 est.
Honduras $53 million 2005 est.
Paraguay $53 million 2003 est.
Mali $50 million FY01
Maldives $45 million 2005 est.
Malta $45 million 2005 est.
Niger $45 million 2005 est.
Burundi $44 million 2005 est.
Swaziland $42 million FY01
Lesotho $41 million 2005 est.
Burma $39 million FY97
Fiji $36 million 2004
Tajikistan $35 million FY01
Bahamas, The $32 million 2005
Nicaragua $32 million 2005 est.
Jamaica $31 million 2003 est.
Togo $30 million 2005 est.
Djibouti $29 million 2005 est.
Haiti $26 million 2003 est.
Georgia $23 million FY00
Mongolia $23 million FY02
Somalia $22 million 2005 est.
Tanzania $21 million 2005 est.
Belize $19 million 2005 est.
Kyrgyzstan $19 million FY01
Mauritania $19 million 2005 est.
Guyana $17 million 2005
Papua New Guinea $17 million 2003
Central African Republic $16 million 2005 est.
Malawi $16 million 2005 est.
Seychelles $15 million 2005 est.
Sierra Leone $14 million 2005 est.
Comoros $13 million 2005 est.
Mauritius $12 million 2005 est.
Laos $11 million 2005 est.
Guinea-Bissau $9.5 million 2005 est.
Moldova $8.7 million 2004
Bhutan $8.3 million 2005 est.
Suriname $7.5 million 2003 est.
Cape Verde $7.2 million 2005 est.
East Timor$4.4 million FY03
Bermuda $4.0 million 2001
Gambia, The $1.6 million 2005 est.
San Marino$700,000 FY00/01
Sao Tome and Principe $580,000 2005 est.
Iceland0
Antigua and Barbuda$NA N/A
Barbados$NA N/A
Dominica$NA N/A
Falkland Islands [Islas Malvinas] $NA N/A
Faroe Islands$NA N/A
French Guiana$NA N/A
Gaza Strip$NA N/A
Grenada$NA N/A
Kiribati$NA N/A
Marshall Islands$NA N/A
Nauru$NA N/A
Palau$NA N/A
Saint Kitts and Nevis$NA N/A
Saint Lucia$NA N/A
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines$NA N/A
Samoa$NA N/A
Solomon Islands$NA N/A
Tonga$NA N/A
Tuvalu$NA N/A
Vanuatu$NA N/A
West Bank$NA N/A
Western Sahara$NA N/A
SOURCE [unless otherwise noted]:
  • Field Listing - Military expenditures CIA - The World Factbook 2002 -- The Military expenditures dollar figure entry gives current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies.
  • Field Listing - Military Expenditures CIA - The World Factbook 2006
  • World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT) The 28th edition of "World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers" (WMEAT), released on February 6, 2003, is the second published by the Department of State following integration with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the previous publisher. The report covers the years 1989 through 1999 -- that is, the end of the Cold War and its aftermath.
  • SIPRI data on military expenditure
  • IISS - The Military Balance 2006
  • Note 1 - The officially announced figure is $24.6 billion, but actual defense spending more likely ranges from $45 billion to $85 billion for 2004
    Note 2 - Kuwait has changed its fiscal year; the above figure is for be April-March 2005.
    Note 3 - based on CIA Factbook data that may understate actual spending
    Note 4 - Non-US aggregate real expenditure on military worldwide in 2007 remained at approximately the 1998 level, about half a trillion dollars. US spending increased from about $280 billion to about $625 billion.
    Note 5 - CIA & SIPRI provide no estimates
    Note 6 - The FY2008 budget requests $481.4 billion in discretionary authority for the Department of Defense base budget, an 11.3 percent increase over the projected enacted level for fiscal 2007, for real growth of 8.6 percent; and $141.7 billion to continue the fight in the Global War on Terror (GWOT)

    The fiscal year (FY) 2004 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request was $379.9 billion in discretionary budget authority -- $15.3 billion above FY 2003. The fiscal 2004 National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress 07 November 2003, authorizes DoD to spend $401.3 billion. The fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations Act, which actually provides the money, became law 30 September 2003.

    On April 16, 2003 President Bush signed the FY2003 $79 billion wartime supplemental to cover the needs directly arising from Operation Iraqi Freedom and the reconstruction of Iraq. The Defense Department received $62.6 billion as a result of the emergency supplemental bill.

    On Nov. 6, 2003 President Bush signed the FY2004 $87.5 billion supplemental appropriations bill for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill provides $64.7 billion for military operations in Iraq, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, including about $51 billion is for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and $10 billion for Operation Enduring Freedom. The remaining $22.8 billion in non-DOD monies will cover costs with Operation Noble Eagle and support for allies in the war on terror.
    Note 7 - 2006, $7.2 B national budget + $2.2B US assistance




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