The 15 countries with the highest military expenditure in 2011 Figures for military spending calculated using purchasing power parity (PPP), ($ b., PPP) 1. United States- $711bn 2. China- $228bn 3. India- $112bn 4. Russia- $93.7bn 5. Saudi Arabia- $58.8bn 6. United Kingdom- $57.5bn 7. France- $50.1bn 8. Japan- $44.7bn 9. South Korea- $42.1bn 10. Germany- $40.4bn 11. Brazil- $33.8bn 12. Italy- $28.5bn 13. Turkey- $25.2bn 14. Canada- $19.9bn 15. Australia- $16.6bn The 15 countries with the highest military expenditure in 2011 (table) â€” www.sipri.org a, The figures for national military expenditure as a share of GDP are based on estimates for 2011 GDP from the IMF World Economic Outlook database, September 2011. b, The figures for military expenditure at PPP exchange rates are estimates based on the projected implied PPP conversion rates for each country from the IMF World Economic Outlook database, September 2011. c, The figures for Saudi Arabia include expenditure on public order and safety and might be slight overestimates. Sources: SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, <http://www.sipri.org/databases/milex/>; and International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook database, Sep. 2011, < http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2011/02/weodata/index.aspx>.