(measure: percent; Source: The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Syria: Military spending, percent of GDP
For that indicator, The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute provides data for Syria from 1960 to 2010. The average value for Syria during that period was 9.73 percent with a minimum of 3.55 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 17.69 percent in 1984.
The latest value from 2010 is 4.06 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2010 based on 147
countries is 1.90 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.