Defense budget as share of GDP in China 2008-2022

Expenditure on national defense as a share of GDP in China from 2008 to 2022

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Release date

October 2023

Region

China

Survey time period

2008 to 2022

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on the official Chinese annual military budget. According to international public research institutions, in 2022, actual military-related spending might be at least 30 to 40 percent higher than stated in the official budget.

Figures prior to 2019 were taken from the 2019 China Military Power Report, page 21, published by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.

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