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Military spending, millions of dollars - Country rankings:

The average for 2012 was 13019.78 million U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices).The highest value was in the USA: 682478 million U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices) and the lowest value was in the Seychelles: 9.2 million U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices). Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Military spending, millions of dollars.

Military spending, in million U.S. dollars, 2012
(million U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices), Source: The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute);

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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