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Subject:  Defense, Non-Defense, and Total Spending Date:  12/5/2012  4:40 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  658451 of 737320

See if you notice any trends.


  Year     Non-Defense % GDP  Defense % GDP  Total % GDP  GDP (billions)  Defense  Non-Defense    Total
1940 7.5% 2.3% 9.8% 96.8 2,230 7,238 9,468
1941 5.8% 6.1% 12.0% 114.1 6,995 6,658 13,653
1942 6.2% 18.1% 24.3% 144.3 26,159 8,978 35,137
1943 6.4% 37.1% 43.6% 180.3 66,975 11,580 78,555
1944 5.9% 37.8% 43.6% 209.2 79,017 12,287 91,304
1945 4.4% 37.5% 41.9% 221.4 83,075 9,637 92,712
1946 4.5% 20.3% 24.8% 222.6 45,146 10,086 55,232
1947 6.6% 8.2% 14.8% 233.2 19,152 15,344 34,496
1948 5.5% 6.1% 11.6% 256.6 15,562 14,202 29,764
1949 7.0% 7.3% 14.3% 271.3 19,749 19,086 38,835
1950 7.3% 8.3% 15.6% 273.1 22,558 20,004 42,562
1951 5.1% 9.1% 14.2% 320.2 29,092 16,422 45,514
1952 4.7% 14.7% 19.4% 348.7 51,430 16,256 67,686
1953 5.0% 15.4% 20.4% 372.5 57,321 18,780 76,101
1954 4.5% 14.3% 18.8% 377.0 53,879 16,976 70,855
1955 5.3% 12.0% 17.3% 395.9 47,404 21,040 68,444
1956 5.4% 11.1% 16.5% 427.0 47,414 23,226 70,640
1957 5.8% 11.2% 17.0% 450.9 50,435 26,143 76,578
1958 6.6% 11.3% 17.9% 460.0 52,165 30,240 82,405
1959 7.7% 11.1% 18.8% 490.2 54,458 37,640 92,098
1960 7.4% 10.3% 17.8% 518.9 53,571 38,620 92,191
1961 8.0% 10.4% 18.4% 529.9 55,306 42,417 97,723
1962 8.6% 10.2% 18.8% 567.8 57,964 48,857 106,821
1963 8.7% 9.8% 18.6% 599.2 58,914 52,402 111,316
1964 9.1% 9.4% 18.5% 641.5 60,432 58,096 118,528
1965 9.0% 8.2% 17.2% 687.5 56,336 61,892 118,228
1966 9.3% 8.5% 17.8% 755.8 64,027 70,505 134,532
1967 9.8% 9.6% 19.4% 810.0 78,152 79,312 157,464
1968 10.3% 10.2% 20.5% 868.4 88,958 89,176 178,134
1969 9.9% 9.5% 19.4% 948.1 90,128 93,512 183,640
1970 10.4% 8.9% 19.3% 1,012.7 90,361 105,288 195,649
1971 11.3% 8.2% 19.5% 1,080.0 88,640 121,532 210,172
1972 12.0% 7.6% 19.6% 1,176.5 89,894 140,787 230,681
1973 12.0% 6.8% 18.7% 1,310.6 88,684 157,023 245,707
1974 12.3% 6.4% 18.7% 1,438.5 92,721 176,638 269,359
1975 14.7% 6.6% 21.3% 1,560.2 103,093 229,239 332,332
1976 15.2% 6.2% 21.4% 1,738.1 108,038 263,754 371,792
TQ 15.2% 5.7% 20.9% 459.4 26,229 69,746 95,975
1977 14.9% 5.8% 20.7% 1,973.5 115,263 293,955 409,218
1978 15.1% 5.6% 20.7% 2,217.5 123,456 335,290 458,746
1979 14.7% 5.4% 20.1% 2,501.4 136,256 367,772 504,028
1980 16.0% 5.7% 21.7% 2,724.2 155,164 435,777 590,941
1981 16.3% 5.9% 22.2% 3,057.0 180,486 497,755 678,241
1982 16.6% 6.5% 23.1% 3,223.7 209,247 536,496 745,743
1983 16.7% 6.8% 23.5% 3,440.7 234,727 573,637 808,364
1984 15.6% 6.6% 22.2% 3,844.4 252,986 598,819 851,805
1985 16.1% 6.7% 22.8% 4,146.3 278,994 667,350 946,344
1986 15.7% 6.8% 22.5% 4,403.9 299,687 690,695 990,382
1987 14.9% 6.6% 21.6% 4,651.4 308,725 695,292 1,004,017
1988 14.9% 6.4% 21.3% 5,008.5 319,727 744,689 1,064,416
1989 15.0% 6.2% 21.2% 5,399.5 333,558 810,186 1,143,744
1990 16.1% 5.7% 21.9% 5,734.5 328,355 924,638 1,252,993
1991 17.2% 5.1% 22.3% 5,930.5 304,560 1,019,666 1,324,226
1992 16.8% 5.3% 22.1% 6,242.0 332,383 1,049,146 1,381,529
1993 16.4% 5.0% 21.4% 6,587.3 326,726 1,082,660 1,409,386
1994 16.4% 4.6% 21.0% 6,976.6 319,199 1,142,554 1,461,753
1995 16.4% 4.2% 20.6% 7,341.1 309,925 1,205,817 1,515,742
1996 16.3% 3.9% 20.2% 7,718.3 302,704 1,257,780 1,560,484
1997 15.7% 3.8% 19.5% 8,211.7 309,785 1,291,331 1,601,116
1998 15.5% 3.6% 19.1% 8,663.0 309,935 1,342,523 1,652,458
1999 15.0% 3.5% 18.5% 9,208.4 317,924 1,383,918 1,701,842
2000 14.7% 3.5% 18.2% 9,821.0 341,352 1,447,598 1,788,950
2001 14.8% 3.4% 18.2% 10,225.3 349,706 1,513,140 1,862,846
2002 15.3% 3.8% 19.1% 10,543.9 399,385 1,611,509 2,010,894
2003 15.5% 4.2% 19.7% 10,980.2 461,728 1,698,171 2,159,899
2004 15.2% 4.4% 19.6% 11,676.0 515,579 1,777,262 2,292,841
2005 15.3% 4.5% 19.9% 12,428.6 565,428 1,906,529 2,471,957
2006 15.6% 4.5% 20.1% 13,206.5 591,638 2,063,412 2,655,050
2007 15.2% 4.5% 19.7% 13,861.4 624,089 2,104,597 2,728,686
2008 15.9% 4.9% 20.8% 14,334.4 700,726 2,281,818 2,982,544
2009 19.8% 5.4% 25.2% 13,937.5 756,478 2,761,199 3,517,677
2010 18.5% 5.6% 24.1% 14,359.7 801,970 2,654,243 3,456,213
2011 18.5% 5.6% 24.1% 14,958.6 832,814 2,770,247 3,603,061
2012 est. 18.9% 5.4% 24.3% 15,601.5 845,905 2,949,642 3,795,547
2013 est. 18.1% 5.2% 23.3% 16,335.0 841,884 2,961,480 3,803,364
2014 est. 18.3% 4.3% 22.6% 17,155.6 746,048 3,137,047 3,883,095
2015 est. 18.3% 4.0% 22.3% 18,177.8 726,085 3,333,781 4,059,866
2016 est. 18.6% 3.9% 22.5% 19,261.1 744,134 3,584,706 4,328,840
2017 est. 18.5% 3.7% 22.2% 20,368.6 757,853 3,773,870 4,531,723

Note: Defense spending includes "National Defense" and "Veterans Benefits and Services."

Data Sources:

Table 1.2—Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits (-) as Percentages of GDP: 1930–2017
Table 3.1—Outlays by Superfunction and Function: 1940–2017

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals
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