Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 0.983 % in 2017 in Macedonia, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 4.02 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Macedonia reached an all time high of 6.10 % in 2001 and an all time low of 0.945 % in 2016. When compared to Macedonia's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Albania amounted to 1.24 %, 1.55 % in Bulgaria and 2.51 % in Greece in 2017.
Macedonia has been ranked 108th within the group of 146 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP, 49 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.