Canada Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2021

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).
  • Canada military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $22.20B, a 2.34% decline from 2018.
  • Canada military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $22.73B, a 2.06% increase from 2017.
  • Canada military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $22.27B, a 25.23% increase from 2016.
  • Canada military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $17.78B, a 0.86% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $731.75B
Saudi Arabia $61.87B
France $50.12B
Germany $49.28B
United Kingdom $48.65B
Japan $47.61B
South Korea $43.89B
Italy $26.79B
Australia $25.91B
Canada $22.20B
Israel $20.46B
Spain $17.18B
Netherlands $12.06B
Poland $11.90B
Singapore $11.21B
Kuwait $7.71B
Norway $7.00B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $5.92B
Greece $5.47B
Chile $5.18B
Switzerland $5.18B
Belgium $4.82B
Denmark $4.56B
Portugal $4.51B
Finland $3.97B
Austria $3.24B
Argentina $3.14B
New Zealand $2.93B
Czech Republic $2.91B
Hungary $1.90B
Slovak Republic $1.87B
Bahrain $1.40B
Uruguay $1.15B
Ireland $1.11B
Lithuania $1.08B
Croatia $1.01B
Latvia $0.71B
Estonia $0.66B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.43B
Brunei $0.41B
Cyprus $0.40B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.17B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Canada Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $22.20B 1.28%
2018 $22.73B 1.33%
2017 $22.27B 1.35%
2016 $17.78B 1.16%
2015 $17.94B 1.15%
2014 $17.85B 0.99%
2013 $18.52B 1.00%
2012 $20.45B 1.12%
2011 $21.39B 1.20%
2010 $19.32B 1.20%
2009 $18.94B 1.38%
2008 $19.34B 1.25%
2007 $17.42B 1.19%
2006 $14.81B 1.13%
2005 $12.99B 1.11%
2004 $11.34B 1.11%
2003 $9.96B 1.12%
2002 $8.50B 1.12%
2001 $8.38B 1.14%
2000 $8.30B 1.12%
1999 $8.21B 1.24%
1998 $7.75B 1.26%
1997 $7.95B 1.25%
1996 $8.62B 1.40%
1995 $9.18B 1.55%
1994 $9.58B 1.70%
1993 $10.27B 1.82%
1992 $10.79B 1.86%
1991 $11.34B 1.90%
1990 $11.41B 1.96%
1989 $10.75B 1.93%
1988 $9.90B 1.99%
1987 $8.69B 2.06%
1986 $7.78B 2.11%
1985 $7.46B 2.10%
1984 $7.35B 2.12%
1983 $6.95B 2.08%
1982 $6.02B 1.95%
1981 $5.14B 1.71%
1980 $4.74B 1.76%
1979 $4.08B 1.71%
1978 $3.97B 1.85%
1977 $3.75B 1.81%
1976 $3.58B 1.77%
1975 $3.18B 1.86%
1974 $2.81B 1.78%
1973 $2.36B 1.83%
1972 $2.23B 2.01%
1971 $2.08B 2.13%
1970 $1.89B 2.19%
1969 $1.77B 2.27%
1968 $1.80B 2.54%
1967 $1.78B 2.75%
1966 $1.61B 2.68%
1965 $1.57B 2.93%
1964 $1.66B 3.40%
1963 $1.61B 3.62%
1962 $1.67B 4.00%
1961 $1.68B 4.13%
1960 $1.70B 4.19%