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Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 4 countries was 1.2 percent. The highest value was in Australia: 1.9 percent and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 0.33 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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Countries Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022 Global rank Available data
Australia 1.9 1 1960 - 2022
Fiji 1.4 2 1970 - 2022
New Zealand 1.18 3 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.33 4 1975 - 2022

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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