European Union 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).
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $219.62B, a 1.59% increase from 2018.
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $216.17B, a 10% increase from 2017.
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $196.53B, a 6.17% increase from 2016.
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $185.10B, a 4.23% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
World $1,868.08B
OECD members $1,208.89B
North America $753.95B
East Asia & Pacific $426.59B
European Union $219.62B
Euro Area $184.34B
South Asia $88.06B
Latin America & Caribbean $61.51B
Sub-Saharan Africa $17.63B
European Union Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $219.62B 1.42%
2018 $216.17B 1.36%
2017 $196.53B 1.34%
2016 $185.10B 1.34%
2015 $177.58B 1.31%
2014 $207.99B 1.33%
2013 $209.48B 1.37%
2012 $207.47B 1.42%
2011 $224.44B 1.43%
2010 $216.79B 1.49%
2009 $228.61B 1.56%
2008 $239.19B 1.47%
2007 $213.64B 1.45%
2006 $189.20B 1.49%
2005 $183.43B 1.54%
2004 $179.55B 1.58%
2003 $158.61B 1.60%
2002 $129.32B 1.61%
2001 $119.81B 1.62%
2000 $121.03B 1.67%
1999 $135.27B 1.71%
1998 $136.87B 1.74%
1997 $136.51B 1.78%
1996 $151.70B 1.81%
1995 $150.74B 1.83%
1994 $137.35B 1.94%
1993 $134.83B 2.03%
1992 $150.43B 2.10%
1991 $142.38B 2.20%
1990 $144.79B 2.40%
1989 $121.42B 2.47%
1988 $121.92B 2.55%
1987 $115.14B 2.65%
1986 $93.99B 2.63%
1985 $70.34B 2.70%
1984 $68.10B 2.76%
1983 $72.39B 2.83%
1982 $74.94B 2.85%
1981 $76.15B 2.82%
1980 $84.38B 2.74%
1979 $76.69B 2.79%
1978 $72.98B 2.82%
1977 $68.66B 2.84%
1976 $60.63B 2.82%
1975 $58.50B 2.90%
1974 $50.68B 2.87%
1973 $45.00B 2.84%
1972 $37.82B 2.93%
1971 $32.32B 2.89%
1970 $28.87B 2.89%
1969 $26.78B 3.06%
1968 $25.01B 3.29%
1967 $23.67B 3.33%
1966 $22.32B 3.38%
1965 $20.95B 3.39%
1964 $19.94B 3.50%
1963 $18.98B 3.59%
1962 $17.25B 3.76%
1961 $14.96B 3.73%
1960 $13.57B 3.82%