Military expenditures - percentage by region 2018

The statistic shows the percentage of worldwide military spending attributed to world regions in 2018. In 2018, Africa accounted for around 2.2 percent of the worldwide military spending.

Percentage of global military expenditure 2018, by world region

Percentage of global military expenditure
North America 37%
Asia and Oceania 28%
Europe 20%
South America 3.1%
Africa 2.2%
Central America & Caribbean 0.5%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

In 2018, world military expenditures amounted to a total of around 1.82 trillion U.S. dollars.
SIPRI is not publishing an estimate for the Middle East for 2018 as data for 2018 is unavailable for several countries.

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