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Military spending, in billion U.S. dollars, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 146 countries was 12166509.09 billion U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices).The highest value was in the USA: 648798273 billion U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices) and the lowest value was in Haiti: 79.69 billion U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices). The indicator is available from 1960 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars (constant 2011 prices); Source: The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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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.
Military spending, billion of dollars in the European union
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