United Kingdom and allies defense expenditure as percentage of GDP 2009-2018

This statistic illustrates the defense spending as a percentage of the GDP by the United Kingdom (UK) and its allies, from 2009 to 2018. While declining throughout the displayed time period, the defense spending as a percentage of the GDP in the USA exceeds the defense spending of the other countries. In 2018 the United States defense expenditure is almost doubled compared to France's and more than doubled compared to Germany.

Share of defense expenditure on the national GDP by the United Kingdom (UK) and other NATO allies, from 2009 to 2018*

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, the nations displayed in the statistic have been selected on the basis that they either have similar strategic postures, capabilities or force structures to the UK, or that the relative size of their respective defense budget is comparable.

** Figures for 2018 are estimated.
*** USA figures from 2013 onwards were revised by the source.

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