Germany 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).
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $49.28B, a 5.95% increase from 2018.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $46.51B, a 9.79% increase from 2017.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $42.37B, a 6.65% increase from 2016.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $39.72B, a 7.31% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Germany Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $49.28B 1.28%
2018 $46.51B 1.18%
2017 $42.37B 1.16%
2016 $39.72B 1.15%
2015 $37.02B 1.10%
2014 $44.22B 1.14%
2013 $44.87B 1.20%
2012 $44.47B 1.26%
2011 $46.77B 1.25%
2010 $44.85B 1.32%
2009 $46.12B 1.36%
2008 $46.46B 1.25%
2007 $41.12B 1.20%
2006 $36.43B 1.22%
2005 $36.40B 1.28%
2004 $36.35B 1.29%
2003 $33.53B 1.34%
2002 $28.06B 1.35%
2001 $26.23B 1.34%
2000 $26.92B 1.38%
1999 $31.19B 1.42%
1998 $31.70B 1.41%
1997 $31.77B 1.43%
1996 $37.29B 1.49%
1995 $39.37B 1.52%
1994 $34.75B 1.58%
1993 $35.60B 1.72%
1992 $40.14B 1.89%
1991 $37.80B 2.03%
1990 $40.48B 2.56%
1989 $32.14B 2.57%
1988 $33.57B 2.68%
1987 $32.65B 2.82%
1986 $26.49B 2.84%
1985 $19.05B 2.91%
1984 $19.25B 2.97%
1983 $21.16B 3.08%
1982 $21.38B 3.08%
1981 $22.09B 3.09%
1980 $25.53B 3.01%
1979 $23.70B 3.01%
1978 $20.48B 3.10%
1977 $16.55B 3.09%
1976 $14.78B 3.19%
1975 $14.61B 3.34%
1974 $13.17B 3.31%
1973 $11.42B 3.21%
1972 $8.61B 3.22%
1971 $6.94B 3.11%
1970 $5.90B 3.06%
1969 $5.23B 3.45%
1968 $4.62B 3.46%
1967 $5.12B 4.14%
1966 $4.84B 3.97%
1965 $4.76B 4.16%
1964 $4.68B 4.46%
1963 $4.76B 4.98%
1962 $4.12B 4.57%
1961 $3.12B 3.80%
1960 $2.76B 3.83%