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 Despesa militar mundial passa $2 biliões infographic
A infografia mostra os maiores gastadores em defesa em 2021.


Despesa militar mundial ultrapassa $2 biliões pela primeira vez

By Ninian Carter

April 25, 2022 - As despesas militares ultrapassaram $2 biliões pela primeira vez em 2021, e pode aumentar ainda mais com os países europeus ansiosos por reforçar as suas forças armadas contra a ameaça do expansionismo russo.

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