Eritrea: Military spending, percent of government spending

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 Eritrea

Military spending, percent of total government spending

 Latest value 31.14
 Year 2003
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2003
 Average 36.22
 Min - Max 25.48 - 47.72
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 1993 to 2003. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 36.22 percent with a minimum of 25.48 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 47.72 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2003 is 31.14 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2003 based on 142 countries is 7.92 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Eritrea - Military spending, percent of government spending  - recent values

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Eritrea - Military spending, percent of government spending  - historical chart - 1993-2003




Definition: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)


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 Military spending 0.18 2003 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 20.87 2003 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 31.14 2003 percent
 Armed forces 202,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 12.38 2020 percent
 Arms exports 0.00 2006 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 4.00 2007 dollars
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