Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 0.488 % in 2017 in Papua New Guinea, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 17.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Papua New Guinea reached an all time high of 2.13 % in 1990 and an all time low of 0.488 % in 2017. When compared to Papua New Guinea's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Australia amounted to 1.99 %, 0.809 % in Indonesia, 1.16 % in New Zealand and 1.39 % in Philippines in 2017.
Papua New Guinea has been ranked 139th within the group of 146 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP, 5 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.