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Which Country Spends the Most of GDP on Military?

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Military & Defense | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 151 countries in 2019, Oman ranked the highest in military expenditure as a share of GDP with 8.76% followed by Saudi Arabia and Algeria. On the other end of the scale was Haiti with 0.001%, Mauritius with 0.153% and Ireland with 0.290%.

Average military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 2.21% in 2019 in the World according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 1.59 % less than in the previous year and -10.0 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average military expenditure as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 6.30% in 1962 and an all time low of 2.17% in 2018. The average annual growth amounted to -1.79 % since 1960.

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

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Algeria % 4.84% 5.55% 6.27% 6.38% 6.01%
Armenia % 4.00% 3.94% 4.24% 4.09% 3.85%
Azerbaijan % 4.54% 4.56% 5.46% 3.69% 3.82%
Bahrain % 4.14% 4.42% 4.63% 4.67% 4.34%
Iraq % ... ... ... ... ... 3.32% 2.95% 5.41% 3.50% 3.86%
Israel % 5.57% 5.75% 5.50% 5.48% 5.53%
Jordan % 4.30% 4.32% 4.30% 4.58% 4.84%
Kuwait % 3.27% 3.59% 5.01% 5.81% 5.63%
Lebanon % 4.17% 4.68% 4.49% 5.06% 4.51%
Oman % 11.1% 10.1% 10.9% 12.0% 9.61%
Pakistan % 3.47% 3.48% 3.55% 3.59% 3.77%
Russia % 3.85% 4.10% 4.86% 5.45% 4.23%
Saudi Arabia % 8.98% 10.7% 13.3% 9.87% 10.2%
USA % 4.05% 3.70% 3.48% 3.42% 3.31%
Uzbekistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...