Democratic Republic of Congo Military Spending/Defense Budget 1963-2022

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).
  • Democratic Republic of Congo military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.36B, a 2.66% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.35B, a 19.42% increase from 2018.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.30B, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.30B, a 25.4% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
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Tanzania $0.66B
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Nepal $0.42B
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Burkina Faso $0.38B
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Rwanda $0.14B
Togo $0.12B
Somalia $0.10B
Malawi $0.09B
Madagascar $0.09B
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Burundi $0.07B
Central African Republic $0.04B
Sierra Leone $0.02B
Guinea-Bissau $0.02B
Liberia $0.02B
Gambia $0.01B
Haiti $0.00B
Democratic Republic of Congo Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $0.36B 0.75%
2019 $0.35B 0.71%
2018 $0.30B 0.62%
2017 $0.30B 0.77%
2016 $0.40B 1.07%
2015 $0.49B 1.30%
2014 $0.34B 0.95%
2013 $0.37B 1.15%
2012 $0.33B 1.13%
2011 $0.24B 0.92%
2010 $0.18B 0.85%
2009 $0.12B 0.66%
2008 $0.16B 0.81%
2007 $0.21B 1.25%
2006 $0.21B 1.43%
2005 $0.17B 1.38%
2004 $0.14B 1.34%
2003 $0.08B 0.88%
2000 $0.13B 0.22%
1999 $0.15B 1.16%
1998 $0.03B 0.43%
1997 $0.08B 1.41%
1996 $0.09B 1.55%
1993 $0.47B 5.23%
1992 $0.09B 5.23%
1991 $0.04B 5.23%
1990 $0.05B 5.23%
1989 $0.07B 5.23%
1988 $0.21B 5.23%
1987 $0.03B 5.23%
1986 $0.07B 5.23%
1985 $0.04B 5.23%
1984 $0.05B 5.23%
1983 $0.08B 5.23%
1982 $0.15B 5.23%
1981 $0.07B 5.23%
1980 $0.15B 5.23%
1979 $0.19B 0.00%
1978 $0.21B 0.00%
1977 $0.16B 0.00%
1976 $0.12B 0.00%
1975 $0.17B 0.00%
1974 $0.19B 0.00%
1973 $0.10B 0.00%
1972 $0.09B 0.00%
1971 $0.10B 0.00%
1970 $0.10B 0.00%
1969 $0.07B 0.00%
1968 $0.05B 0.00%
1967 $0.05B 0.00%
1966 $0.08B 0.00%
1965 $0.08B 0.00%
1964 $0.05B 0.00%
1963 $0.06B 0.00%