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Germany - Military expenditure in current prices

(million US dollars)
in 2015

Though Germany military expenditure fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2006 - 2015 period ending at 39,393 million US dollars in 2015.

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.)

Date Value Change, %
2015 39,393 -14.55 %
2014 46,103 0.37 %
2013 45,931 -1.16 %
2012 46,471 -3.47 %
2011 48,140 4.07 %
2010 46,256 -2.56 %
2009 47,470 -1.27 %
2008 48,081 12.99 %
2007 42,552 11.71 %
2006 38,092 0.10 %
2005 38,054 0.12 %
2004 38,008