Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) rose to 1.01% in Czech Republic in 2016

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%)
Military & Defense | Czech Republic | July 14, 2018
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Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 1.01 % in 2016 in Czech Republic, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 6.42 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Czech Republic reached an all time high of 2.02 % in 1993 and an all time low of 0.905 % in 2014. When compared to Czech Republic's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Hungary amounted to 1.01 %, 1.99 % in Poland and 1.16 % in Slovakia in 2016.

Czech Republic has been ranked 103rd within the group of 137 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP, 21 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Military expenditure is derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditure on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces, defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects, paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations, and military space activities.

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria % 0.825% 0.795% 0.782% 0.754% 0.754% ...
Czech Republic % 1.21% 1.09% 1.03% 0.995% 0.905%
Germany % 1.35% 1.28% 1.31% 1.22% 1.19%
Hungary % 1.04% 1.05% 1.04% 0.950% 0.869%
Italy % 1.70% 1.68% 1.63% 1.59% 1.47%
Poland % 1.83% 1.79% 1.80% 1.77% 1.90%
Russia % 3.85% 3.46% 3.75% 3.96% 4.10%
Slovakia % 1.27% 1.08% 1.09% 0.983% 0.990%
Switzerland % 0.708% 0.714% 0.690% 0.735% 0.656%
Ukraine % 2.74% 2.26% 2.35% 2.39% 3.02%