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Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2015

From 5 April 2016 the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database includes newly released information on military expenditure in 2015. This Fact Sheet describes the global, regional and national trends in military expenditure that are revealed by the new data.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Aude Fleurant was a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman is an Associate Senior Researcher at SIPRI.
Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Siemon T. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.