Switzerland Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2024

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).
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $5.74B, a 10.19% decline from 2020.
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $6.39B, a 27.24% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $5.02B, a 6.02% increase from 2018.
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $4.74B, a 2.34% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $800.67B
United Kingdom $68.37B
France $56.65B
Germany $56.02B
Saudi Arabia $55.56B
Japan $54.12B
South Korea $50.23B
Italy $32.01B
Australia $31.75B
Canada $26.45B
Israel $24.34B
Spain $19.54B
Netherlands $13.75B
Poland $13.71B
Qatar $11.59B
Singapore $11.12B
Kuwait $9.02B
Norway $8.25B
Greece $8.08B
Sweden $7.89B
Belgium $6.31B
Chile $6.23B
Finland $5.90B
Oman $5.78B
Switzerland $5.74B
Denmark $5.39B
Portugal $4.91B
Czech Republic $3.94B
Austria $3.83B
New Zealand $3.39B
Hungary $2.78B
Argentina $2.59B
Slovak Republic $1.98B
Croatia $1.74B
Bahrain $1.38B
Ireland $1.27B
Uruguay $1.26B
Lithuania $1.24B
Latvia $0.83B
Estonia $0.76B
Slovenia $0.73B
Cyprus $0.52B
Luxembourg $0.46B
Brunei $0.45B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.21B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Panama $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
Switzerland Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $5.74B 0.71%
2020 $6.39B 0.85%
2019 $5.02B 0.69%
2018 $4.74B 0.64%
2017 $4.63B 0.66%
2016 $4.57B 0.66%
2015 $4.52B 0.64%
2014 $4.61B 0.63%
2013 $5.03B 0.71%
2012 $4.59B 0.66%
2011 $4.97B 0.69%
2010 $4.12B 0.68%
2009 $4.06B 0.73%
2008 $4.10B 0.72%
2007 $3.52B 0.73%
2006 $3.33B 0.77%
2005 $3.48B 0.85%
2004 $3.50B 0.89%
2003 $3.27B 0.93%
2002 $2.88B 0.96%
2001 $2.76B 0.99%
2000 $2.80B 1.03%
1999 $3.15B 1.09%
1998 $3.49B 1.18%
1997 $3.50B 1.22%
1996 $4.24B 1.28%
1995 $4.65B 1.36%
1994 $3.90B 1.33%
1993 $3.61B 1.37%
1992 $4.14B 1.52%
1991 $4.02B 1.54%
1990 $4.06B 1.57%
1989 $3.08B 1.52%
1988 $3.28B 1.56%
1987 $3.02B 1.56%
1986 $2.57B 1.66%
1985 $1.97B 1.83%
1984 $1.81B 1.70%
1983 $1.95B 1.75%
1982 $1.93B 1.73%
1981 $1.81B 1.66%
1980 $2.00B 1.68%
1979 $1.95B 2.04%
1978 $1.67B 1.97%
1977 $1.23B 2.02%
1976 $1.23B 2.16%
1975 $1.03B 1.90%
1974 $0.89B 1.88%
1973 $0.76B 1.86%
1972 $0.60B 1.97%
1971 $0.51B 2.05%
1970 $0.44B 2.10%
1969 $0.41B 2.20%
1968 $0.37B 2.18%
1967 $0.38B 2.38%
1966 $0.38B 2.53%
1965 $0.34B 2.47%
1964 $0.33B 2.54%
1963 $0.29B 2.52%
1962 $0.27B 2.57%
1961 $0.24B 2.47%
1960 $0.20B 2.34%