The map above marks the worlds top 15 countries with the highest military expenditure for 2014. Countries are ranked according to military spending calculated using market exhange rates (MER). The figures for military expenditure as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) are based on data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook database, Oct.2014.
The SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is continually being revised and updated as new information becomes available. For this reason, information previously extracted from the database, or contained in previous editions of the SIPRI Yearbook, may now be incorrect. If you wish to use information from the database it is therefore best to access data directly from the database as and when you need it. All information from the database is available for use free of charge on the proviso that the 'terms and conditions' are abided by.