(measure: percent; Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Ethiopia: Military spending, percent of GDP, 1961 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for Ethiopia from 1961 to 2020. The average value for Ethiopia during that period was 3.74 percent with a minimum of 0.48 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 10.28 percent in 1989.
The latest value from 2020 is 0.48 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 147
countries is 1.97 percent.
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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.