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Africa: Top 25 Military Spending Countries

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    [h=3]AFRICA: TOP 25 MILITARY SPENDING COUNTRIES[/h]Posted by Daniel Berhane on Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 4:11 am · 2 Comments


    This post presents two Top 25 lists of Military spenders in Africa.
    The first table lists 25 countries which have the largest military spending in the continent. The Second table presents 25 countries with high military expenditure relative to their GDP.
    The data is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI), which is deemed an authority in the subject matter. SIPRI's global military expenditure data serves as the sole source for the World Development Indicators(WDI) database which is maintained by the World Bank. Since the WDI database is not updated for 2010, I fetched the latest data directly from SIPRI database. [Read the explanatory notes at the bottom for the methodology.]

    Table – 1: Military expenditure size from 2006-2010 [in millions of US Dollars]
    [TABLE="width: 351"]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 49"]Rank
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Country
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]2006
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]2007
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2008
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2009
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]2010
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]1st.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Algeria
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]3,557
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]4,173
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]4,862
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]5,281
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]5,586
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]2nd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Egypt
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]4,413
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]4,444
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]4,139
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]4,017
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]3,914
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]3rd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Angola
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]2,728
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]2,393
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2,479
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3,165
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]3,774
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]4th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]South Africa
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]3,782
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]3,713
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3,647
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3,813
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]3,735
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]5th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Morocco
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]2,490
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]2,565
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2,861
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3,055
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]3,256
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]6th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Nigeria
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]879
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]1,021
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1,435
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1,504
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]1,724
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]7th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Kenya
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]530
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]594
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]567
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]580
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]594
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]8th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Tunisia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]551
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]507
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]550
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]532
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]548
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]9th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Cameroon
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]312
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]327
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]339
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]343
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]368
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]10th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Botswana
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]301
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]331
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]346
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]363
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]352
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]11th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Ethiopia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]469
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]429
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]343
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]340
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]338
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]12th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Namibia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]204
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]228
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]282
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]300
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]329
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]13th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Uganda
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]263
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]296
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]346
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]315
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]276
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]14th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Zambia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]209
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]151
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]252
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]212
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]243
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]15th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Chad
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]479
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]638
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]436
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]242
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]16th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Senegal
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]182
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]205
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]204
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]208
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]207
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]17th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Mali
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]165
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]179
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]167
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]174
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]183
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]18th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Congo, Dem. Rep.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]238
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]225
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]162
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]122
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]163
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]19th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Burkina Faso
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]89
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]110
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]120
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]110
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]140
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]20th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Gabon
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]138
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]134
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]134
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]21st.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Congo
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]108
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]121
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]141
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]133
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]22nd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Ghana
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]75.8
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]116
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]102
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]113
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]115
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]23rd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Swaziland
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]62.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]62.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]69.7
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]101
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]102
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]24th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Zimbabwe
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]107
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]93.8
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 48"]25th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 86"]Rwanda
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 47"]73.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 43"]68.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]71.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]75.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 34"]77.2
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    Figures are in millions US Dollars, at constant 2009 prices and exchange rates.
    ". ." = data unavailable.

    Notice that due to unavailability of data for 2010, the table above excludes at least five countries which are likely to be among the biggest spenders.

    • Sudan – in the last available data, year 2006, Military expenditure had been 1,991 mln (or 1.9 Bln) USD.
    • Libya – in the last available data, year 2008, Military expenditure had been 1,110 mln(1.1 Bln) USD.
    • Eritrea – in the last available data, year 2003, Military expenditure had been 469 mln USD.
    • Tanzania – in the last available data, year 2009, Military expenditure had been 217 mln USD.
    • Mauritania – in the last available data, year 2009, Military expenditure had been 115 mln USD.
    **************************
    Table – 2: Military Expenditure as Percentage of GDP, 2006-2009
    GDP(Gross Domestic product) is the value of all goods and services produced in a country in one year. It indicates the size of a given country's economy.
    The comparison to GDP is a rough indicator of the proportion of national resources used for military activities, and therefore of the economic burden imposed on the national economy.


    [TABLE="width: 350"]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Country
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2006
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2007
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2008
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]2009
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]1st.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Chad
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]5.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]7.1
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]6.2
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]2nd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Angola
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]4.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]4.2
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]3rd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Algeria
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]3.8
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]4th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Mauritania
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]3.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]3.8
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]5th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Namibia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]3.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]3.7
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]6th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Morocco
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]3.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]3.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]3.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]3.4
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]7th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Swaziland
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]3.1
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]8th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Botswana
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.8
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2.7
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2.7
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]3
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]9th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Lesotho
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]2.8
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]10th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Egypt
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.7
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]2.1
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]11th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Kenya
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.8
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]2
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]12th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Mali
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.9
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]13th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Central Afr Rep
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]. .
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.1
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.8
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]14th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Uganda
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.8
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]15th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Zambia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.7
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]16th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Cameroon
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]17th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Senegal
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.7
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]18th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Rwanda
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.8
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.5
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]19th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Tunisia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.6
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]20th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]South Africa
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]21st.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Burkina Faso
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.2
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]22nd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Seychelles
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.9
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.2
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]23rd.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Tanzania
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.1
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.1
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1.1
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]24th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Congo, Dem. Rep.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]2.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]2
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.4
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 50"]25th.
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 104"]Ethiopia
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 48"]1.7
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 45"]1.3
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 44"]1.1
    [/TD]
    [TD="width: 57"]1
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    ". ." = data unavailable.
    Notice that due to unavailability of data for 2009, the table above excludes at least five countries which are likely to top the list in Military expenditure compared to GDP(Gross Domestic Product).

    • Eritrea: in the last available data, year 2003, Military expenditure had been as big as 20.9% of the GDP.
    • Burundi: in the last available data, year 2009, Military expenditure had been as big as 3.8% of the GDP.
    • Djibouti Sudan: in the last available data, year 2009, Military expenditure had been as big as 3.9% of the GDP.
    • Sudan: in the last available data, year 2006, Military expenditure had been as big as 3.4% of the GDP.
    • Sierra Leone: in the last available data, year 2009, Military expenditure had been as big as 2.4% of the GDP.
    ********************
    Note relevant to both Tables
    Figures for Cameroon, Congo, Senegal are for the adopted budget, rather than actual expenditure.
    Figures for Burkina Faso do not include military pensions.
    Figures for Central African Rep., Swaziland, Libya are for current spending only (i.e. exclude capital spending).
    Figures for Senegal do not include spending on paramilitary forces.



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    [h=3]
    [/h]Note on the Ethiopian Military expenditure data
    With regard to Ethiopia's Military expenditure: You might notice inconsistencies between the data presented here and the data on my previous post, which is based on World Development Indicators(WDI) database. For the last five years, the Military expenditure per GDP data of SIPRI is 0.3-0.5% lesser than the corresponding figures in the WDI database. Though the difference has little effect on the ranking, it is curious – as WDI uses ISPRI's data. One probable cause is that while the data on WDI referr to fiscal years(July-July), the SIPRI figures are adjusted to reflect calendar years(January-December.)
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    EXPLANATORY NOTES
    The main purpose of the data on military expenditure is to provide an easily identifiable measure of the scale of resources absorbed by the military. Military expenditure is an input measure which is not directly related to the ‘output' of military activities, such as military capability or military security. Long-term trends in military expenditure and sudden changes in trend may be signs of a change in military output, but such interpretations should be made with caution.
    Sources of the data: The sources for military expenditure data are, in order of priority: (a) primary sources, that is, official data provided by national governments, either in their official publications or in response to questionnaires; (b) secondary sources which quote primary data; and (c) other secondary sources.
    The first category consists of national budget documents, defence white papers and public finance statistics published by ministries of finance and of defence, central banks and national statistical offices. It also includes government responses to questionnaires about military expenditure sent out by SIPRI, the United Nations or the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
    The second category includes international statistics, such as those produced by NATO and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Data for most NATO countries are taken from NATO defence expenditure statistics as published in a number of NATO sources. Data for many developing countries are taken from the IMF's Government Financial Statistics Yearbook, which provides a defence line for most of its member countries. This category also includes the publications of other organizations which provide proper references to the primary sources used. The three main sources in this category are the Europa Yearbook (Europa Publications Ltd, London), Country Reports of the Economist Intelligence Unit (London), and Country Reports by IMF staff.
    The third category of sources consists of specialist journals and newspapers.
    Definition of military expenditure: Although the lack of sufficiently detailed data makes it difficult to apply a common definition of military expenditure on a worldwide basis, SIPRI has adopted a definition as a guideline. Where possible, SIPRI military expenditure data include all current and capital expenditure on: (a) the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; (b) defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects; (c) paramilitary forces, when judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and (d) military space activities. Such expenditures should include: (a) military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; (b) operations and maintenance; (c) procurement; (d) military research and development; and (e) military aid (in the military expenditure of the donor country). Civil defence and current expenditures on previous military activities, such as veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion and weapon destruction are excluded.
    In practice it is not possible to apply this definition for all countries, since this would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. In many cases SIPRI cannot make independent estimates but is confined to using the national data provided. Priority is then given to the choice of a uniform definition over time for each country in order to achieve consistency over time, rather than to adjusting the figures for single years according to a common definition. In cases where it is impossible to use the same source and definition for all years, the percentage change between years in the deviant source is applied to the existing series in order to make the trend as accurate as possible. In the light of these difficulties, military expenditure data are not suitable for close comparison between individual countries and are more appropriately used for comparisons over time.
    Where possible, SIPRI military expenditure include all current and capital expenditure on:

    • the armed forces, including peace keeping forces
    • defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects
    • paramilitary forces when judged to be trained, equipped and available for military operations
    • military space activities
    Such expenditures should include:

    • personnel
      • all expenditures on current personnel, military and civil
      • retirement pensions of military personnel
      • social services for personnel and their families
    • operations and maintenance
    • procurement
    • military research and development
    • military construction
    • military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country)
    Excluded military related expenditures:

    • civil defence
    • current expenditure for previous military activities
      • veterans benefits
      • demobilization
      • conversion of arms production facilities
      • destruction of weapons
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    References:
    http://www.sipri.org/databases/milex/definitions;
    http://www.sipri.org/databases/milex/sources_methods;
    SIPRI Military Expenditure Database 2011,
    http://milexdata.sipri.org
     
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    This criterion is not enough to show the strength or weakness of the army.
     
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    ha ha ha watu kbs mmeamin hz data, Kenya wenyewe bandar yao kwa sasa wanalindiwa na Jeshi ktk Tz
     
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    Serikali yetu haiwezi kusema ukweli, naamini Tanzania tunatumia pesa nyingi sana Military.
     
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    Yaani hizi data ni unreliable kwa kuwa zina assumptions nyingi sana! Halafu ni data za up to 2010. Do not under-estimate what could happen within 2 years (2011 to 2012).
    Si ajabu wengine wanatumia sana kwenye mishahara na pensions.
    Jaribu na kusoma hiyo definition ya military expenditure iliyotumika kwenye source. Very vague.
     
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    Sehemu kubwa ya bajeti ya Tanzania itakuwa kula, kunywa na shopping malls za TPDF bidhaa chee!
     
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    timbilimu JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu unachekesha sana! Jeshi letu linalinda Bandari ya Mombasa? Jeshi ambalo halina hata vifaa vya kuokoa wananchi wake wanaopinduka na mitumba ya meli ktk bahari ya Hindi?
     
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    ukimuon Kobe amenyamaza ujue anafanya jambo,
     
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    Bro hizi data hazitoki kwenye source za serikali na hata hakuna serikali inayopenda data zake zitoke lakini ufahamu kuna global org inafanya utafiti wa kina from say source manufactures,ports,airports, intelligences services pvt and govts hivyo basi serikali hazina ujanja ndiyo hata military expenditure ya marekani imeleta matatizo baada kujulikana kiasi cha resource kinachotumika kwenye arsenals.
    Vilevile ni faraja kuwa military exp yetu haifiki 2%gdp kwani tusingeielewa serikali kwa matumizi makubwa ya jeshi kwenye kipindi kigumu cha uchumi.
     
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    Ndiyo maana hapo chini wamesema hawana uhakika na nchi baadhi ikiwemo Tanzania ambazo wanahisi kuwa ni umong top militaly spenders! Nauhakika Tanzania ni moja ya nchi ambayo inatumia fedha nyingi kwa matumizi ya jeshi tena matumizi mengine ni ya kipuuzi lakini kuna siri kubwa sana ya matumizi hayo.
     
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    mi mwenyewe yl jamaa alinishangaza sn ila nilimnyamazia kwa kuwa yy ni mwanajeshi,kubwa zaidi kenya wana Bandar lakin hawana Navy
     
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    Tanzania – in the last available data, year 2009, Military expenditure had been 217 mln USD.

    Doing what with all this money? Paying retired Generals expenses?
     
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    bora hatumo. Hakuna faida ya kuwa kwenye list kama hiyo, hatun bif na m2.
     
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    Nafikiri kunakuwa na usiri sana kwa military expenditure za Tanzania mwanya utumiwao na wachumia tumbo kujineemesha.
     
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    Inawezekana spending ikawa kubwa lakini impact ndogo ikiwa kama bases ya hizi data ni Budget ya wizara ya ulinzi tu....lakini ikiwa kama hizi ni data za Arms dealing/ununuzi wa vifaa vya kisasa nadhani kuna mantiki...
     
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    kwani hizo nchi nyingine wanatumia hizo hela kuwalisha maaskari? si wanazitumia kwenye mavita? sasa kama hatuna vita tuzitumie kufanya nini? kama silaha tukinunua mwaka huu na zikakaa miaka 10 bila kutumika tunahitaji kununua silaha mpya just to increase military spending? labda tuulizane kwanza hayo matumizi ni ya nini
     
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    jeshi lilishindwa hata kuokoa watu wa mafuriko ya mvua yaliyotokea jangwani .je ikitokea tsunami . huh. litaweza nini . labda ni nguvu ya umoja wa maneno
     
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