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El gasto militar global sobrepasa $2 billones por primera vez

By Ninian Carter

April 25, 2022 - El gasto militar sobepasó $2 billones por primera vez en 2021, y es posibleque aumente más ahora que las ansiosas naciones europeas buscanfortalecer sus fuerzas armadas contra la amenaza del expansionismo ruso.

In 2021, world military expenditure surpassed two trillion dollars for the first time, reaching $2,113 billion, according to a paper published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Military spending in 2021 was on average 0.7% higher than in 2020 and 12% higher than in 2012, illustrating that the economic burden of the Covid-19 pandemic has not interrupted a continuous upward trend in world military expenditure seen since 2015.

Spending on the military as a share of GDP reached 2.2% in 2021, slightly down from 2.3% in 2020. Average military spending as a share of government expenditure in 2021 remained the same as in 2020 – 5.9%.

Expenditure will likely increase substantially in parts of Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with nervous European governments pledging to overhaul spending on their armed forces.

PUBLISHED: 25/04/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images