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Japan - Military expenditure in current prices

40,885
(million US dollars)
in 2015

Japan military expenditure was at level of 40,885 million US dollars in 2015, down from 45,867 million US dollars previous year, this is a change of 10.86 %.

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 40,885 -10.86 %
2014 45,867 -6.44 %
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 -6.20 %
2005 44,301 -2.29 %
2004 45,340