Canada Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2022

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 2020 was $22.75B, a 2.48% increase from 2019.
  • Canada military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $22.20B, a 2.31% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $778.23B
United Kingdom $59.24B
Saudi Arabia $57.52B
Germany $52.76B
France $52.75B
Japan $49.15B
South Korea $45.74B
Italy $28.92B
Australia $27.54B
Canada $22.75B
Israel $21.70B
Spain $17.43B
Poland $13.03B
Netherlands $12.58B
Singapore $10.86B
Norway $7.11B
Kuwait $6.94B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $6.45B
Switzerland $5.70B
Belgium $5.46B
Greece $5.30B
Denmark $4.95B
Portugal $4.64B
Chile $4.60B
Finland $4.09B
Austria $3.60B
Czech Republic $3.25B
New Zealand $3.01B
Argentina $2.91B
Hungary $2.41B
Slovak Republic $1.84B
Bahrain $1.40B
Lithuania $1.17B
Uruguay $1.16B
Ireland $1.14B
Croatia $1.03B
Latvia $0.76B
Estonia $0.70B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Cyprus $0.42B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.16B
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
2020 $22.75B 1.42%
2019 $22.20B 1.28%
2018 $22.73B 1.32%
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 1.19%
2010 $19.32B 1.19%
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%