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Title
Title:
Military Expenditures - Percent of Central Government Expenditures
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_expend_military
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Defense expenditures for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries are based on the NATO definition, which covers military-related expenditures of the defense ministry (including recruiting, training, construction, and the purchase of military supplies and equipment) and other ministries. Civilian-type expenditures of the defense ministry are excluded. Military assistance is included in the expenditures of the donor country, and purchases of military equipment on credit are included at the time the debt is incurred, not at the time of payment. Data for other countries generally cover expenditures of the ministry of defense (excluded are expenditures on public order and safety, which are classified separately). Central government expenditures include the expenditures of all bodies that are agencies or instruments of a central government authority. NATO member countries include Belgium, Canada, Czech Rep, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. Data are from the World Development Indicators 2001 CD-ROM http://www.worldbank.org/data
Purpose:
This indicator allows comparison of defense sepending between countries. National defense is an important function of government ans security form external theats contributes to economic development, high levels of defense spending burden the economy and may imped growth.
Units:
Percent
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Economy
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Economics
Free Keywords:
Economy, Military expenditures, percent of governement expenditures, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1985-1997
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
WDI
Data Provider:
WB
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020311
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
General Government Final Consumption Expenditure
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. Regional aggragations for Europe do not inculde Eastern Europe before 1992. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
Data for China do not include data for Hong Kong; Macao, China; or Taiwan. Data for Germany prior to 1990 refer to the Federal Republic of Germany before unification. Data for Indonesia include East Timor.
Definitions:
Military expenditures for NATO countries are based on the NATO definition, which covers military-related expenditures of the defense ministry (including recruiting, training, construction, and the purchase of military supplies and equipment) and other ministries. Civilian-type expenditures of the defense ministry are excluded. Military assistance is included in the expenditures of the donor country, and purchases of military equipment on credit are included at the time the debt is incurred, not at the time of payment. Data for other countries generally cover expenditures of the ministry of defense (excluded are expenditures on public order and safety, which are classified separately)
Comments:
Data sources: the data on military expenditures are from the Bureau of Verification and Compliance’s World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1998 (U.S. Department of State 1999). Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).