Afghanistan Afghanistan: Military expenditure (% of GDP)

The data set "Military expenditure (% of GDP)" for Afghanistan contains data from the year 1970 until 2017.
Military expenditures data from SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) 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.)


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Defense Daten

Data set Value
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Military expenditure (% of GDP)
Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) 3.6
Arms imports (SIPRI trend indicator values) 250,000,000
Arms exports (SIPRI trend indicator values) 1,000,000
Armed forces personnel, total 323,000
Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force) 3.1

General data

Data set Value
Population, total 36,373,176
Area (sq. km) 652,860.0
Gross domestic product in exchange rates (US $) 20,815,300,220
Gross domestic product per capita (US $) 586
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