Estimated Military Spending in 2022 (Africa's top ten)

Per data from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, countries in the Americas were the biggest military spenders in 2022, with a combined $961.1 billion in military expenditure — 43% of the global military spending — followed by Asia & Oceania with $574.9 billion. In Africa, Algeria has maintained its top position for years, spending as much as $10.4 billion in 2015. Nigeria's military spending saw a 56% growth in 2021 as it reached $4.5 billion. However, it dropped 44% in 2022, making the country Africa's fourth highest spender.

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SIPRI Military Expanditure Database 2023
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