Germany 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).
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $52.76B, a 7.67% increase from 2019.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $49.01B, a 5.57% increase from 2018.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $46.42B, a 9.98% increase from 2017.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $42.21B, a 5.91% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Panama $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
Germany Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $52.76B 1.40%
2019 $49.01B 1.27%
2018 $46.42B 1.17%
2017 $42.21B 1.15%
2016 $39.86B 1.15%
2015 $38.17B 1.14%
2014 $44.66B 1.15%
2013 $44.24B 1.19%
2012 $43.80B 1.24%
2011 $45.16B 1.21%
2010 $43.03B 1.27%
2009 $44.53B 1.31%
2008 $45.10B 1.21%
2007 $40.11B 1.17%
2006 $35.88B 1.20%
2005 $30.32B 1.07%
2004 $35.78B 1.27%
2003 $33.00B 1.32%
2002 $27.61B 1.33%
2001 $25.82B 1.32%
2000 $26.50B 1.36%
1999 $30.69B 1.40%
1998 $31.20B 1.39%
1997 $31.27B 1.41%
1996 $36.70B 1.47%
1995 $38.74B 1.50%
1994 $34.20B 1.55%
1993 $35.03B 1.69%
1992 $39.50B 1.86%
1991 $37.20B 2.00%
1990 $39.83B 2.52%
1989 $31.63B 2.53%
1988 $33.04B 2.64%
1987 $32.13B 2.77%
1986 $26.07B 2.79%
1985 $18.75B 2.87%
1984 $18.94B 2.93%
1983 $20.83B 3.03%
1982 $21.04B 3.03%
1981 $21.74B 3.04%
1980 $25.13B 2.96%
1979 $23.32B 2.96%
1978 $20.16B 3.05%
1977 $16.29B 3.04%
1976 $14.55B 3.14%
1975 $14.38B 3.28%
1974 $12.97B 3.26%
1973 $11.24B 3.16%
1972 $8.48B 3.17%
1971 $6.83B 3.06%
1970 $5.81B 3.01%
1969 $5.15B 3.40%
1968 $4.54B 3.41%
1967 $5.04B 4.08%
1966 $4.77B 3.91%
1965 $4.69B 4.09%
1964 $4.60B 4.38%
1963 $4.69B 4.90%
1962 $4.06B 4.50%
1961 $3.07B 3.74%
1960 $2.72B 3.77%