Germany: Military spending, percent of GDP

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Military spending, percent of GDP

 Latest value 1.4
 Reference 2020
 Measure percent
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1960 to 2020. The average value for Germany during that period was 2.34 percent with a minimum of 1.07 percent in 2005 and a maximum of 4.9 percent in 1963. The latest value from 2020 is 1.4 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 147 countries is 1.97 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Recent values

Longer historical series

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.
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here