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Government space program spending of the leading countries in the world 2014-2018

This statistic depicts the leading countries with the highest government expenditure on space programs in 2014, 2016 and 2018. In 2018, the United States was by far the leading spender, with government space program spending amounting to just under 41 billion U.S. dollars.

Government expenditure on space programs from 2014 to 2018, by country (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Ranking based on countries with a budget of at least ten million U.S. dollars.
** The United States is undersized in 2016 (88%) and 2018 (80%).
Figures for 2014 and 2016 were taken from previous editions.
Values have been rounded.

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