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Military spending, percent of GDP in Europe:

The average for 2018 based on 41 countries was 1.49 percent.The highest value was in Russia: 3.93 percent and the lowest value was in Ireland: 0.33 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; 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.
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Military spending, percent of GDP in the European union
Military spending, percent of GDP in Asia
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