Where can I find military expenditures for a specific country?
Last Updated: May 21, 2019
The United Nations compiles reports on arms expenditures by Member States in a document called Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures : report of the Secretary-General.
In addition, the Office of Disarmament Affairs maintains a database on arms expenditures. You can access the data, as well as the above-mentioned reports on the website of the Office of Disarmament Affairs.
SIPRI is internationally recognized for its reporting on arms expenditures. It maintains a database on the subject.
Jane's Online is a specialized database that contains information on military equipment purchased by governments. To access Jane's Online, delegations and UN Staff must visit the library.
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