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Jordan - Military expenditure as a share of central government expenditure

15.8 (%) in 2017

In 2017, military expenditure as a share of central government expenditure for Jordan was 15.8 %. Though Jordan military expenditure as a share of central government expenditure fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1998 - 2017 period ending at 15.8 % in 2017.

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What is military expenditure as a share of central government 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 Jordan military expenditure as a share of central government expenditure?

Date Value Change, %
2017 15.8 -0.07 %
2016 15.8 6.78 %
2015 14.8 29.61 %
2014 11.4 -5.50 %
2013 12.1 -19.01 %
2012 14.9 -10.36 %
2011 16.6 -14.08 %
2010 19.4 4.12 %
2009 18.6 3.91 %
2008 17.9 10.85 %
2007 16.2 27.68 %
2006 12.7