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Largest Military Expenditures, 2011

(Military expenditure: in MER1 dollar terms)

Rank Country Spending
level
($ billions)
Change from 2010
(%)
Share 2011 GDP
(%)
1. United States $711 -1.2% 4.7%
2. China 1 143 6.7 2.0
3. Russia 1 71.9 9.3 3.9
4. United Kingdom 62.7 -0.4 2.6
5. France 62.5 -1.4 2.3
6. Japan 59.3 0 1.0
7. India 48.9 -4.9 2.6
8. Saudi Arabia 2 48.5 2.2 8.7
9. Germany 1 46.7 -3.5 1.3
10. Brazil 35.4 -8.2 1.5
  World 1,738 0.3 2.5
1. Market Exchange Rate.
2. Data for Saudi Arabia includes expenditure for public order and safety and might be slight overestimates.
Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2011, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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