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Friday, January 19, 2007

Military budgets: world rankings

First figure after each country is military budget in billions per year and the number underneath is the ranking. US is number one and spends over 8 times as much as its nearest rival China. Russia is third. The US spends far more than the next ten top spenders. North Korea ranks 25th and Iran 29th. Neither has a military budget that is even 10 percent of US expenditures.

CENTER FOR ARMS CONTROL and NON-PROLIFERATION est. 1980
U.S. Military Spending vs. the World
February 06, 2006
For more information contact: Christopher Hellman, chellman@armscontrolcenter.org

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation322 4th Street, N.E.Washington, D.C. 20002(202) 546-0795February 6, 2006
Selected Countries
Military Budget($Billions)
World Ranking
United States (including funding for Iraq and Afghanistan)
522
1
China (2004 Expenditures)
62.5
2
Russia (2004 Expenditures)
61.9
3
United Kingdom
51.1
4
Japan
44.7
5
France
41.6
6
Germany
30.2
7
India
22
8
Saudi Arabia
21.3
9
South Korea
20.7
10
Italy
17.2
11
Australia
13.2
12
Brazil
13.1
13
Canada
10.9
14
Turkey
9.8
15
Israel (2004 Expenditures)
9.7
16
Netherlands
9.7
16
Spain
8.8
18
Taiwan
8.3
19
Indonesia (2004 Expenditures)
7.6
20
Mayanmar
6.9
21
Ukraine (2004 Expenditures)
6.0
22
Singapore
5.6
23
Sweden
5.6
23
North Korea (2004 Expenditures)
5.5
25
Poland
5.2
26
Norway
4.7
27
Greece
4.5
28
Iran
4.9
29
Kuwait
4.3
30
Colombia (2004 Expenditures)
3.9
31
Switzerland
3.8
32
Pakistan
3.7
33
Vietnam
3.5
34
Belgium
3.4
35
Denmark
3.1
38
Egypt
2.5
45
Portugal
2.4
47
Czech Republic
2.2
50
Romania
2.2
50
Argentina
2.0
54
Syria
1.7
56
Hungary
1.7
56
Cuba (2004 Expenditures)
1.4
59
Venezuela (2004 Expenditures)
1.1
63
Slovakia
0.841
69
Serbia-Montenegro (FRY)
0.785
72
Bulgaria
0.706
73
Libya (2004 Expenditures)
0.626
75
Slovenia
0.593
77
Sudan
0.526
81
Lithuania
0.357
88
Latvia
0.28
92
Luxembourg
0.275
94
Estonia
0.228
98
Bosnia-Herzegovina
0.146
108
Global Total (not all shown)
1,083
N/A
Unless otherwise noted, figures are for 2005. Expenditures are used in a few cases where official budgets are significantly lower than actual spending.
Sources: International Institute for Strategic Studies, U.S. Department of Defense
For more information contact: Christopher Hellman, chellman@armscontrolcenter.org
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is dedicated to enhancing international peace and security and protecting the American people from the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
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