Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) fell 1.66% to 2.18% in the World in 2017

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2017
Military & Defense | World | May 18, 2019
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Military expenditure as a share of GDP fell 1.66% to 2.18% in the World in 2017, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database.

Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in the World reached an all time high of 6.17% in 1962 and an all time low of 2.18% in 2000. When compared to World's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in China amounted to 1.91%, 1.22% in Germany, 0.935% in Japan and 3.15% in USA in 2017.

World has been ranked th within the group of 144 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP.

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 0.795% 0.782% 0.754% 0.754% 0.707%
Belgium % 1.04% 1.04% 1.01% 0.976% 0.924%
Canada % 1.20% 1.12% 1.00% 0.996% 1.16%
China % 1.82% 1.84% 1.87% 1.92% 1.93%
France % 2.26% 2.24% 2.22% 2.23% 2.27%
Germany % 1.28% 1.31% 1.22% 1.18% 1.18%
India % 2.65% 2.54% 2.46% 2.49% 2.41%
Japan % 0.987% 0.967% 0.951% 0.967% 0.961%
Mexico % 0.553% 0.588% 0.621% 0.667% 0.672%
Poland % 1.79% 1.80% 1.77% 1.90% 2.14%
Russia % 3.46% 3.75% 3.94% 4.10% 4.85%
South Korea % 2.58% 2.61% 2.61% 2.66% 2.64%
USA % 4.58% 4.24% 3.83% 3.50% 3.29%
World % 2.40% 2.37% 2.31% 2.25% 2.26%