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Canada - Military expenditure in current prices

21,621 (million US dollars) in 2018

In 2018, military expenditure for Canada was 21,621 million US dollars. Military expenditure of Canada increased from 1,770 million US dollars in 1969 to 21,621 million US dollars in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 5.54 %.

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What is military expenditure?

Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

What is Canada military expenditure?

Date Value Change, %
2018 21,621 1.30 %
2017 21,343 20.02 %
2016 17,783 -0.86 %
2015 17,938 0.47 %
2014 17,854 -3.58 %
2013 18,516 -9.47 %
2012 20,452 -4.40 %
2011 21,394 10.76 %
2010 19,316 2.00 %
2009 18,936 -2.10 %
2008 19,342 11.05 %
2007 17,417

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