U.S. military spending from 2000 to 2018

In 2018, the United States spent around 633.57 billion U.S. dollars on its military. This figure is a decrease from 2010, when U.S. military spending amounted to 784.84 billion U.S. dollars.

What military spending entails

Military spending in the United States is the part of the national budget for the Department of Defense. This budget is designated for the four branches of the United States military, and is used for everything from salaries, trainings, development of new military technologies, and new aircraft and weaponry.

The high cost of U.S. spending

The United States is well known for spending more on its military than any other country. In 2018, it was estimated that the per capita defense spending amounted to 1,989 U.S. dollars. While this figure is extremely high, many Americans may find it worthwhile, as a majority believe the United States to be the number one military power in the world.

U.S. military spending from 2000 to 2018

Military spending in billion U.S. dollars
2018633.57
2017605.8
2016612.89
2015616.48
2014631.51
2013673.1
2012731.09
2011775.16
2010784.84
2009763.87
2008707.15
2007658.44
2006641.59
2005631.78
2004603.02
2003553.27
2002486.11
2001432.94
2000429.45
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

All figures are in 2017 U.S. dollars, and refer to the fiscal year (October 1 last year to 30 September of the year indicated).
Values have been rounded.

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