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Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 40 countries was 2.4 percent. The highest value was in Ukraine: 33.55 percent and the lowest value was in Ireland: 0.23 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
Ukraine 33.55 1 1992 - 2022
Russia 4.06 2 1992 - 2022
Greece 3.69 3 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 2.52 4 1993 - 2022
Poland 2.39 5 1980 - 2022
Serbia 2.28 6 1996 - 2022
UK 2.23 7 1960 - 2022
Croatia 2.17 8 1992 - 2022
Estonia 2.09 9 1993 - 2022
Latvia 2.05 10 1992 - 2022
France 1.94 11 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 1.81 12 1985 - 2022
Slovakia 1.76 13 1993 - 2022
Romania 1.73 14 1980 - 2022
Finland 1.72 15 1960 - 2022
Italy 1.68 16 1960 - 2022
Norway 1.64 17 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 1.61 18 2005 - 2022
North Macedonia 1.61 19 1992 - 2022
Albania 1.58 20 1980 - 2022
Netherlands 1.58 21 1960 - 2022
Hungary 1.53 22 1970 - 2022
Bulgaria 1.51 23 1989 - 2022
Spain 1.47 24 1960 - 2022
Denmark 1.42 25 1960 - 2022
Germany 1.39 26 1960 - 2022
Czechia 1.36 27 1993 - 2022
Portugal 1.35 28 1960 - 2022
Sweden 1.31 29 1960 - 2022
Turkey 1.23 30 1960 - 2022
Belarus 1.2 31 1992 - 2022
Slovenia 1.19 32 1992 - 2022
Belgium 1.18 33 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.81 34 2002 - 2022
Austria 0.77 35 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.76 36 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.7 37 1960 - 2022
Malta 0.5 38 1985 - 2022
Moldova 0.32 39 1993 - 2022
Ireland 0.23 40 1960 - 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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