Rankings

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Defence spending: $bn

$bn 2018

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    United States
    Result
    643.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    China
    Result
    168.2
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    82.9
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    India
    Result
    57.9
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    56.1
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    France
    Result
    53.4
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    47.3
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    45.7
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    45.3 a
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    39.2
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    28.0
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Australia
    Result
    26.6
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    24.9
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    19.6
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    18.5 b

Index key & notes

Notes

Source: Military Balance

a National defence budget only

b Includes US Foreign Military Assistance