European Union Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2020

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 2018 was $230.96B, a 9.57% increase from 2017.
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $210.78B, a 7.33% increase from 2016.
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $196.39B, a 3.38% increase from 2015.
  • European Union military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $189.97B, a 13.76% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
World $1,782.35B
OECD members $1,132.51B
North America $670.42B
East Asia & Pacific $420.37B
European Union $230.96B
Euro Area $198.44B
South Asia $84.06B
Latin America & Caribbean $64.18B
Sub-Saharan Africa $18.32B
European Union Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $230.96B 1.45%
2017 $210.78B 1.44%
2016 $196.39B 1.41%
2015 $189.97B 1.40%
2014 $220.28B 1.41%
2013 $221.05B 1.45%
2012 $219.37B 1.50%
2011 $236.37B 1.50%
2010 $227.99B 1.57%
2009 $240.54B 1.63%
2008 $251.40B 1.55%
2007 $225.10B 1.53%
2006 $199.69B 1.57%
2005 $193.64B 1.63%
2004 $189.72B 1.67%
2003 $167.48B 1.69%
2002 $136.42B 1.70%
2001 $126.33B 1.71%
2000 $127.66B 1.76%
1999 $142.91B 1.80%
1998 $144.72B 1.83%
1997 $144.57B 1.88%
1996 $160.82B 1.92%
1995 $160.18B 1.94%
1994 $146.03B 2.06%
1993 $143.27B 2.15%
1992 $159.48B 2.22%
1991 $150.93B 2.33%
1990 $153.45B 2.54%
1989 $128.53B 2.61%
1988 $129.23B 2.70%
1987 $122.21B 2.81%
1986 $99.75B 2.79%
1985 $74.53B 2.87%
1984 $72.21B 2.92%
1983 $76.82B 3.00%
1982 $79.52B 3.03%
1981 $80.97B 3.00%
1980 $89.77B 2.92%
1979 $81.40B 2.96%
1978 $76.94B 2.99%
1977 $71.82B 3.01%
1976 $63.43B 3.00%
1975 $61.25B 3.08%
1974 $52.88B 3.04%
1973 $47.04B 3.01%
1972 $39.42B 3.11%
1971 $33.64B 3.07%
1970 $30.08B 3.07%
1969 $27.96B 3.29%
1968 $26.20B 3.56%
1967 $24.84B 3.60%
1966 $23.40B 3.65%
1965 $21.99B 3.68%
1964 $20.94B 3.81%
1963 $19.93B 3.91%
1962 $18.16B 4.11%
1961 $15.77B 4.09%
1960 $14.31B 4.18%