Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 1.50 % in 2010 in Qatar, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 24.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Qatar reached an all time high of 24.8 % in 1985 and an all time low of 1.50 % in 2010. When compared to Qatar's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Bahrain amounted to 3.28 %, 2.86 % in Iran, 8.59 % in Saudi Arabia and 6.04 % in United Arab Emirates in 2010.
Qatar has been ranked 81st within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP.
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.