Total military spending in the world in 2019 rose to $1,92 trillion. The growth in world military spending compared to 2018 amounted to 3.6%, compared to 2010 of 7.2%. About it it is spoken in the annual report of the independent experts of the Stockholm Institute for peace studies (SIPRI).
Global military spending in 2019 amounted to 2.2% of global GDP, or approximately $249 per person. Commenting on the totals of the report, one of the authors of Nan Tien said that we are talking about the highest figure since the global economic crisis of 2008 and, likely, record defense spending.
US military spending in 2019 increased by 5.3% to $732 billion, and accounted for 38% of global military spending. In absolute terms, this increase is more than the entire military budget of Germany, one of the authors of the SIPRI report Peter Wezeman.
China’s spending on defense grew by 5.1%, amounting to in terms of $261 billion In India costs increased by 6.8% to us $71,1 billion
Military expenditure in Germany increased 10% to $49.3 billion – is the largest increase in spending among the 15 leading countries in 2019. “The growth of military expenditure in Germany can be partly explained by the perception of the growing threat from Russia, shared by many member States of NATO. At the same time, military expenditures of France and the United Kingdom remained relatively stable,” – said the researcher, Diego Lopez da Silva.
In 2019, Russia was fourth in the ranking of military expenditure, the Russian Federation has increased them by 4.5%, to $65,1 billion.
The military budget of Saudi Arabia last year has decreased dramatically – by 16%, to $61.9 billion Riyadh, the top five leaders of the rating SIPRI.
Ukraine spent on defense, $5.2 billion, growth compared with 2018 the year amounted to 9.3%.
Spending on defense, which counts SIPRI, take into account all public expenditure on the maintenance of the armed forces, including the salaries and allowances military, current expenditures, procurement of weapons and equipment, military construction, payment of research and development, as well as the costs of management, command and logistics.
In 2018, global military spending rose 2.6%, Ukraine increased its spending on defense by 21% to $4.8 billion.