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CHART: U.S. Military Spending Vs. The World

The increase in 2010 is almost entirely down to the United States, which accounted for $19.6 billion of the $20.6 billion real-terms increase.  Excluding the U.S., the total in the ‘rest of the world’ barely changed in 2010, increasing by a statistically insignificant 0.1 per cent.

Greg Scoblete summarizes the rest of the world:

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has a new report out highlighting global military expenditures.  As the above chart indicates, the U.S. retains a healthy lead.

Regionally, defense spending in Europe has fallen 2.8 percent while spending in South America has risen by 5.8 percent and in Africa by 5.2 percent. Brazil drove a lot of the South American growth. Asia rose only a modest 1.4 percent, which the Institute said was slower than previous years. Overall, global military expenditures ticked up slightly at 1.3 percent, the slowest growth rate since 2001.


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Background paper on SIPRI military expenditure data, 2010

Apr 22, 2011 at 9:31 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
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Apr 22, 2011 at 9:33 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
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Apr 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
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Apr 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
"an unhealthy lead".
Apr 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterJacob
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