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Largest Military Expenditures, 2010

(Military expenditure: in MER1 dollar terms)

Rank Country Spending
level
($ billions)
Share 2010 GDP
(%)
World
share
(%)
1. United States $698 4.8% 43%
2. China 119 2.1 7.3
3. United Kingdom 59.6 2.7 3.7
4. France 59.3 2.3 3.6
5. Russia 58.7 4.0 3.5
6. Japan 54.5 1.0 3.3
7. Germany 45.2 1.3 2.8
8. Saudi Arabia 2 45.2 10.4 2.8
9. India 41.3 2.7 2.5
10. Italy 37.0 1.8 2.3
11. Brazil 33.5 1.6 2.1
12. South Korea 27.6 2.8 1.7
13. Australia 24.0 2.0 1.5
14. Canada 22.8 1.5 1.4
15. Turkey 17.5 2.4 1.1
World 1,630 2.6 100
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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