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Japan - Military expenditure in current prices

45,387 (million US dollars) in 2017

In 2017, military expenditure for Japan was 45,387 million US dollars. Military expenditure of Japan increased from 1,168 million US dollars in 1968 to 45,387 million US dollars in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 8.54 %.

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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 Japan military expenditure?

Date Value Change, %
2017 45,387 -2.33 %
2016 46,471 10.37 %
2015 42,106 -10.19 %
2014 46,881 -4.37 %
2013 49,024 -18.31 %
2012 60,012 -1.24 %
2011 60,762 11.17 %
2010 54,655 6.20 %
2009 51,465 11.01 %
2008 46,361 14.39 %
2007 40,530 -2.46 %
2006 41,553