Largest Military Expenditures, 2013

Total world military expenditure in 2013 was $1747 billion, or 2.4% of global GDP.

Rank Country Spending
level
($ billions)1
Share 2013 domestic GDP
(%)
Share 2013 world GDP
(%)
1. United States $640 3.8% 37%
2. China 188 2.0 11
3. Russia 87.8 4.1 5
4. Saudi Arabia 67 9.3 3.8
5. France 61.2 2.2 3.5
6. United Kingdom 57.9 2.3 3.3
7. Germany 48.8 1.4 2.8
8. Japan 48.6 1.0 2.8
9. India 47.4 2.5 2.7
10. South Korea 33.9 2.8 1.9
  World 1,747   2.4
1. Countries are ranked according to military spending calculated using market exhange rates (MER).
Source: Information from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), www.sipri.org.

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