Military Spending By Country 2019

The United States spends far more on its military than any other country in the world. In fact, the accumulated defense spending budgets of seven other high-budget countries still does not equate to the military spending allowance of the United States. America spends about six hundred forty-nine billion US dollars per year, compared to only six hundred nine billion dollars that the previously mentioned six other countries put forth for their (military budgets](https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/04/24/the-top-15-countries-for-military-expenditure-in-2016-infographic/#618af18f43f3).

Military Spending by Country According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Total Military Spending Budget

  • The United States of America $3794.8 billions
  • The People's Republic of China $195.0 billions
  • Saudi Arabia $67.6 billions
  • India $66.5 billions
  • France $63.8 billions
  • Russia $61.4 billions
  • The United Kingdom $50.0 billions
  • Germany $49.5 billions
  • Japan $46.6 billions
  • South Korea $43.1 billions
  • Italy $27.8 billions
  • Brazil $27.8 billions
  • Australia $26.7 billions
  • Canada $21.6 billions
  • Turkey $19.0 billions

Percentage of Military Spending in Relation to the GDP

  • The United States of America 16.9%
  • The People's Republic of China 2.0%
  • Saudi Arabia 8.8%
  • India 2.4%
  • France 2.3%
  • Russia 3.9%
  • The United Kingdom 1.8%
  • Germany 1.2%
  • Japan 0.9%
  • South Korea 2.6%
  • Italy 1.3%
  • Brazil 1.5%
  • Australia 1.9%
  • Canada 1.3%
  • Turkey 2.5%

Military Spending by Country According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies

  • The United States of America
  • The People's Republic of China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Russia
  • India
  • The United Kingdom
  • France
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • South Korea
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Iraq

Total Military Spending Budget

  • The United States of America $2886.0 billions
  • The People's Republic of China $177.6 billions
  • Saudi Arabia $82.9 billions
  • Russia $63.1 billions
  • India $57.9 billions
  • The United Kingdom $56.1 billions
  • France $53.4 billions
  • Japan $47.3 billions
  • Germany $45.7 billions
  • South Korea $39.2 billions
  • Brazil $28.0 billions
  • Australia $26.6 billions
  • Italy $24.9 billions
  • Israel $21.6 billions
  • Iraq $19.6 billions

Let’s take a look at the military spending of the United States in great detail.

1996

Defense budget in US dollars: 266 billions Total budget in US dollars: 1.58 trillions

##1997

Defense budget in US dollars: 270 billions Total budget in US dollars: 1.64 trillions

##1998

Defense budget in US dollars: 271 billions Total budget in US dollars: 1.69 trillions

##1999

Defense budget in US dollars: 292 billions Total budget in US dollars: 1.78 trillions

2000

Defense budget in US dollars: 304 billions Total budget in US dollars: 1.82 trillions

2001

Defense budget in US dollars: 335 billions Total budget in US dollars: 1.96 trillions

2002

Defense budget in US dollars: 362 billions Total budget in US dollars: 2.09 trillions

2003

Defense budget in US dollars: 456 billions Total budget in US dollars: 2.27 trillions

2004

Defense budget in US dollars: 491 billions Total budget in US dollars: 2.41 trillions

2005

Defense budget in US dollars: 506 billions Total budget in US dollars: 2.58 trillions

2006

Defense budget in US dollars: 556 billions Total budget in US dollars: 2.78 trillions

2007

Defense budget in US dollars: 625 billions Total budget in US dollars: 2.86 trillions

2008

Defense budget in US dollars: 696 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.32 trillions

2009

Defense budget in US dollars: 698 billions Total budget in US dollars: 4.08 trillions

2010

Defense budget in US dollars: 721 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.48 trillions

2011

Defense budget in US dollars: 717 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.51 trillions

2012

Defense budget in US dollars: 681 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.58 trillions

2013

Defense budget in US dollars: 610 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.48 trillions

2014

Defense budget in US dollars: 614 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.64 trillions

2015

Defense budget in US dollars: 637 billions Total budget in US dollars: 3.97 trillions

Flag Country Spending (US$ Bn.) % of GDP Population 2019
United States6493.2329,064,917
China2501.91,433,783,686
Saudi Arabia67.68.834,268,528
India66.52.41,366,417,754
France63.82.365,129,728
Russia61.43.9145,872,256
United Kingdom501.867,530,172
Germany49.51.283,517,045
Japan46.60.9126,860,301
South Korea43.12.651,225,308
Brazil27.81.5211,049,527
Italy27.81.360,550,075
Australia26.71.925,203,198
Canada21.61.337,411,047
Turkey192.583,429,615