Russia: Military spending, percent of GDP

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Military spending, percent of GDP

 Latest value 4.08
 Reference 2021
 Measure percent
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

For that indicator, we provide data for Russia from 1992 to 2021. The average value for Russia during that period was 3.8 percent with a minimum of 2.73 percent in 1998 and a maximum of 5.43 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2021 is 4.08 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 145 countries is 1.87 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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