Which Country Spends the Most of GDP on Military?

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2017 or latest
Military & Defense | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 153 countries in 2017, Oman ranked the highest in military expenditure as a share of GDP with 12.1% followed by Saudi Arabia and Congo. On the other end of the scale was Somalia with < 0.001%, Haiti with < 0.001% and Equatorial Guinea with 0.179%.

Average military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 2.18% in 2017 in the World according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 1.69 % less than in the previous year and -5.94 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average military expenditure as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 6.17% in 1962 and an all time low of 2.18% in 2000. The average annual growth amounted to -1.81 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) indicator page.

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
Algeria % 4.33% 4.46% 4.84% 5.55% 6.27%
Armenia % 3.85% 3.58% 4.00% 3.94% 4.24%
Azerbaijan % 4.67% 4.66% 4.54% 4.56% 5.47%
Bahrain % 3.59% 3.84% 4.14% 4.42% 4.63%
Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.62% 5.01% ...
Iraq % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.30% 1.90% 3.32% 2.95% 5.35%
Israel % 6.24% 6.04% 5.92% 5.99% 5.67%
Jordan % 5.53% 4.76% 4.30% 4.32% 4.30%
Kuwait % 3.50% 3.41% 3.27% 3.59% 5.03%
Lebanon % 4.06% 3.98% 4.10% 4.62% 4.41%
Mauritania % ... ... ... 3.74% 3.51% 3.62% 3.77% ...
Oman % 9.81% 16.2% 14.8% 13.5% 14.4%
Pakistan % 3.13% 3.29% 3.27% 3.32% 3.41%
Russia % 3.46% 3.75% 3.94% 4.10% 4.85%
Saudi Arabia % 7.25% 7.70% 9.00% 10.7% 13.5%