Military expenditure - worldwide trend 2001 to 2018

The statistics show the global military spending during the years 2001 and 2018. In 2018, the world's military spending amounted to 1.78 trillion U.S. dollars, compared to 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2001.

Global military spending from 2001 to 2018

Military spending (in billion U.S. dollars)
20181,780
20171,735
20161,715
20151,715
20141,687
20131,691
20121,715
20111,728
20101,722
20091,689
20081,577
20071,491
20061,433
20051,389
20041,331
2003*1,250
2002*1,169
2001*1,097
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2001 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data is in 2017 constant U.S. dollars.
* Data excludes Iraq from 2001 to 2003.

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