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World military spending rises to almost $2 trillion in 2020

(Stockholm, 26 April 2021) Total global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019...

The five biggest spenders in 2020, which together accounted for 62 per cent of global military expenditure, were the United States, China, India, Russia and the United Kingdom.

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