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U.S. defense outlays and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2030

The statistic represents the U.S. defense outlays from 2000 to 2019 with an additional forecast from 2020 to 2030, as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product. Defense outlays amounted to 676 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, which was about 3.2 percent of the U.S. GDP. The forecast predicts an increase in defense outlays up to 888 billion U.S. dollars in 2030, which would be about 2.9 percent of the U.S. GDP.

Defense outlays and forecast in the United States from 2000 to 2030

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Projections.

Values from 2019 onwards calculated by Statista using GDP figures from the source's 10-Year Economic Projections, available here.

Values prior to 2019 taken from The Budget and Economic Outlook Fiscal Years 2019 to 2029, page 157, available here.

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