Appendix 5A. Military expenditure data, 2000–2009
Appendix 5A contains tables of military expenditure by region, country and income group, in local currency and constant dollars, and as a share of GDP for the period 2000–2009.
Military expenditure, 2000–2009
To allow comparison over time, the figures in the bar chart are in US dollars at constant (2008) prices.
Military expenditure, by region, 2009
| Sub-Saharan Africa
| Central America
and the Caribbean
|Asia and Oceania||276
|Central Asia||. .|
|Western and Central||326
The spending figures are in current (2009) US dollars.
The 10 largest military spenders in 2009 accounted for 75 per cent of world military spending, with the USA alone accounting for 43 per cent. While the identities of the top spenders have not changed in recent years, their relative rankings have, with European countries falling down the ranking.
The top 10 military spenders, 2009
[ ] = SIPRI estimate. The spending figures are in current (2009) US dollars.
SIPRI military expenditure figures are based on information available in open sources, primarily supplied by governments. They represent a low estimate; the true level of military spending is certainly higher, due to omitted countries and items of spending. Nonetheless, SIPRI estimates capture the great majority of global military spending and accurately represent overall trends.
This data is obtained from the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database.