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Eritrea - Military expenditure as a share of GDP

20.87 (%) in 2003

In 2003, military expenditure as a share of GDP for Eritrea was 20.87 %. Though Eritrea military expenditure as a share of GDP fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1994 - 2003 period ending at 20.87 % in 2003.

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What is military expenditure as a share of GDP?

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 Eritrea military expenditure as a share of GDP?

Date Value Change, %
2003 20.87 0.94 %
2002 20.67 -6.62 %
2001 22.14 -32.21 %
2000 32.65 -5.01 %
1999 34.38 5.78 %
1998 32.50 173.99 %
1997 11.86 -41.71 %
1996 20.35 4.12 %
1995 19.54 53.67 %
1994 12.72 -40.38 %
1993 21.33