Special Report

40 Countries Spending the Most on War

5. Russia
> Military expenditure in 2021: $65.9 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +2.9%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +11.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 4.1%

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4. United Kingdom
> Military expenditure in 2021: $68.4 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +3.0%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +3.7%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 2.2%

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3. India
> Military expenditure in 2021: $76.6 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +0.9%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +33.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 2.7%

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2. China
> Military expenditure in 2021: $293.0 billion (estimated)
> 1-yr. change in military spending: +4.7%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: +72.0%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 1.7%

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1. United States
> Military expenditure in 2021: $801.0 billion
> 1-yr. change in military spending: -1.4%
> 10-yr. change in military spending: -6.1%
> Military spending as a share of GDP in 2021: 3.5%

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