Canada: Military spending, percent of GDP

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Military spending, percent of GDP

 Latest value 1.24
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 1.82
 Min - Max 0.99 - 4.19
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 1.82 percent with a minimum of 0.99 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 4.19 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2022 is 1.24 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 145 countries is 1.98 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Canada - Military spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022

Definition: Military spending includes expenditure on peacekeeping, defense ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities. Also: military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions; operations and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid. Defense and current expenditure for past military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and weapon destruction, are not included.

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 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.35 2020 percent
 Arms exports 171.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 155.00 2022 dollars
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