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Largest Military Expenditures, 2007

(Military expenditure: in MER1 dollar terms)

Rank Country Spending
level
($ billions)
Per
capita
($)
World
share
(%)
1. United States $547 $1,799 45%
2. United Kingdom 59.7 995 5
3. China 58.3 44 5
4. France 43.6 880 4
5. Japan 43.6 339 4
6. Germany 36.9 447 3
7. Russia 35.4 249 3
8. Saudi Arabia 2, 3 33.8 1,310 3
9. Italy 33.1 568 3
10. India 24.2 21 2
11. South Korea 22.6 470 2
12. Brazil 15.3 80 1
13. Canada 3 15.2 461 1
14. Australia 3 15.1 336 1
15. Spain 14.6 336 1
  Subtotal,  top 15 1,008 83
  World 1,214 183 100
1. Market Exchange Rate. 2. Data for Iran and Saudi Arabia include expenditure for public order and safety and might be slight overestimates.
3. The populations of Australia, Canada, and Saudi Arabia each constitute less than 0.5% of the total world population.
Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2008, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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