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United States of America - Military expenditure in current prices

609,758 (million US dollars) in 2017

In 2017, military expenditure for United States of America was 609,758 million US dollars. Military expenditure of United States of America increased from 80,732 million US dollars in 1968 to 609,758 million US dollars in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 4.45 %.

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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.)

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What is United States of America military expenditure?

Date Value Change, %
2017 609,758 1.61 %
2016 600,106 0.67 %
2015 596,105 -2.26 %
2014 609,914 -4.66 %
2013 639,704 -6.58 %
2012 684,780 -3.73 %
2011 711,338 1.88 %
2010 698,180 4.43 %
2009 668,567 7.64 %
2008 621,131 11.52 %
2007 556,961 5.55 %
2006 527,660