Brazil Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country).
  • Brazil military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $27.77B, a 5.18% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $29.28B, a 20.88% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $24.22B, a 1.6% decline from 2015.
  • Brazil military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $24.62B, a 24.62% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $250.00B
Russia $61.39B
Brazil $27.77B
Turkey $18.97B
Iran $13.19B
Colombia $10.60B
Algeria $9.58B
Thailand $6.83B
Mexico $6.57B
Iraq $6.32B
Romania $4.61B
South Africa $3.64B
Malaysia $3.47B
Lebanon $2.78B
Peru $2.71B
Ecuador $2.55B
Jordan $1.96B
Azerbaijan $1.71B
Kazakhstan $1.61B
Bulgaria $1.10B
Serbia $0.90B
Belarus $0.72B
Armenia $0.61B
Dominican Republic $0.60B
Botswana $0.53B
Namibia $0.45B
Paraguay $0.39B
Guatemala $0.28B
Gabon $0.26B
Bosnia $0.22B
Jamaica $0.21B
Albania $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.12B
Montenegro $0.08B
Guyana $0.06B
Fiji $0.05B
Mauritius $0.02B
Belize $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Brazil Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $27.77B 1.47%
2017 $29.28B 1.42%
2016 $24.22B 1.35%
2015 $24.62B 1.37%
2014 $32.66B 1.33%
2013 $32.87B 1.33%
2012 $33.99B 1.38%
2011 $36.94B 1.41%
2010 $34.00B 1.54%
2009 $25.65B 1.54%
2008 $24.45B 1.44%
2007 $20.49B 1.47%
2006 $16.40B 1.48%
2005 $13.59B 1.52%
2004 $9.78B 1.46%
2003 $8.39B 1.50%
2002 $9.66B 1.90%
2001 $10.93B 1.95%
2000 $11.34B 1.73%
1999 $9.87B 1.65%
1998 $14.36B 1.66%
1997 $13.93B 1.58%
1996 $14.07B 1.65%
1995 $14.32B 1.86%
1994 $10.59B 2.02%
1993 $7.10B 1.93%
1992 $4.99B 1.52%
1991 $6.69B 1.96%
1990 $9.24B 2.36%
1989 $8.76B 2.69%
1988 $5.87B 2.12%
1987 $4.32B 1.74%
1986 $2.76B 1.22%
1985 $2.69B 1.43%
1984 $2.01B 1.20%
1983 $2.08B 1.25%
1982 $3.03B 1.30%
1981 $2.52B 1.14%
1980 $2.26B 1.14%
1979 $2.83B 1.52%
1978 $2.69B 1.60%
1977 $2.50B 1.69%
1976 $2.58B 2.00%
1975 $2.14B 1.97%
1974 $1.79B 1.94%
1973 $1.51B 2.15%
1972 $1.20B 2.44%
1971 $1.08B 2.62%
1970 $1.03B 2.89%
1969 $0.82B 2.62%
1968 $0.76B 2.65%
1967 $0.75B 2.86%
1966 $0.72B 3.02%
1965 $0.63B 3.35%
1964 $0.35B 2.01%
1963 $0.44B 2.26%
1962 $0.39B 2.40%
1961 $0.34B 2.36%
1960 $0.38B 2.68%