Libya: Military spending, percent of government spending

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 Libya

Military spending, percent of total government spending

 Latest value 10.91
 Year 2014
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1997 - 2014
 Average 7.32
 Min - Max 2.81 - 14.21
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Libya from 1997 to 2014. The average value for Libya during that period was 7.32 percent with a minimum of 2.81 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 14.21 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2014 is 10.91 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 146 countries is 6.67 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Libya - Military spending, percent of government spending  - historical chart - 1997-2014




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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