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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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In absolute terms, Australia was the 13th largest defence spender globally in the financial year 2010–11.

As a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP), in the financial year 2010–11 Australia spent 2.1% of GDP on defence, less than key partners such as the United Kingdom (2.7%) and the United States of America (5.3%) but more than regional countries such as Malaysia (1.6%), Indonesia (0.8%) and New Zealand (1.7%).


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