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Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure)   2001 - 2020

Description Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items.
Unit of measure %
  United States
2001 9.56
2002 10.28
2003 11.30
2004 11.97
2005 12.05
2006 12.00
2007 11.79
2008 11.97
2009 11.78
2010 12.33
2011 12.44
2012 12.02
2013 11.25
2014 10.42
2015 9.89
2016 9.62
2017 9.37
2018 9.36
2019 9.59
2020 7.93

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