Ethiopia 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).
  • Ethiopia military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.54B, a 6.41% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.51B, a 2.45% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.50B, a 1.96% increase from 2016.
  • Ethiopia military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.49B, a 10.77% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
Tanzania $0.80B
Uganda $0.65B
Zimbabwe $0.55B
Ethiopia $0.54B
Mali $0.47B
Nepal $0.43B
Burkina Faso $0.36B
Congo, Dem. Rep. $0.35B
Senegal $0.35B
Chad $0.23B
Afghanistan $0.23B
Guinea $0.20B
Niger $0.17B
Togo $0.17B
Mozambique $0.14B
Rwanda $0.12B
South Sudan $0.09B
Somalia $0.08B
Madagascar $0.08B
Benin $0.07B
Malawi $0.07B
Burundi $0.06B
Central African Republic $0.03B
Sierra Leone $0.03B
Liberia $0.02B
Gambia $0.01B
Haiti $0.00B
Ethiopia Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.54B 0.60%
2018 $0.51B 0.64%
2017 $0.50B 0.67%
2016 $0.49B 0.70%
2015 $0.44B 0.71%
2014 $0.41B 0.77%
2013 $0.35B 0.81%
2012 $0.37B 0.87%
2011 $0.33B 1.09%
2010 $0.30B 1.13%
2009 $0.34B 1.18%
2008 $0.39B 1.49%
2007 $0.36B 1.86%
2006 $0.35B 2.27%
2005 $0.34B 2.76%
2004 $0.31B 3.07%
2003 $0.28B 3.24%
2002 $0.29B 3.72%
2001 $0.35B 4.35%
2000 $0.62B 7.61%
1999 $0.70B 9.51%
1998 $0.46B 7.28%
1997 $0.23B 3.34%
1996 $0.13B 2.12%
1995 $0.12B 2.23%
1994 $0.15B 2.87%
1993 $0.16B 3.07%
1992 $0.26B 3.44%
1991 $0.53B 5.71%
1990 $0.79B 9.66%
1989 $0.78B 10.28%
1988 $0.61B 8.50%
1987 $0.48B 6.86%
1986 $0.44B 6.70%
1985 $0.43B 6.82%
1984 $0.42B 7.97%
1983 $0.41B 7.18%
1982 $0.39B 7.54%
1981 $0.37B 7.54%
1980 $0.36B 8.71%
1979 $0.28B 6.89%
1978 $0.18B 4.81%
1977 $0.14B 3.97%
1976 $0.13B 4.13%
1975 $0.13B 4.49%
1974 $0.07B 2.79%
1973 $0.05B 1.93%
1972 $0.04B 1.94%
1971 $0.04B 1.91%
1970 $0.03B 1.88%
1969 $0.03B 2.02%
1968 $0.03B 2.20%
1967 $0.04B 2.49%
1966 $0.04B 3.11%
1965 $0.04B 3.23%
1964 $0.04B 2.92%
1963 $0.03B 2.43%
1962 $0.02B 1.93%
1961 $0.02B 1.86%
1960 $0.02B 1.86%