The top 10 military spenders, 2008

Rank Country Spending ($ b.) World share (%)
1 USA 607 41.5
2 China [84.9] [5.8]
3 France 65.7 4.5
4 UK 65.3 4.5
5 Russia [58.6] [4.0]
6 Germany 46.8 3.2
7 Japan 46.3 3.2
8 Italy 40.6 2.8
9 Saudi Arabia 38.2 2.6
10 India 30 2.1
  World total 1464  

[ ]: SIPRI estimate, in current US dollars

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI Yearbook, 2009, Appendix 5A