France 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).
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $50.12B, a 2.51% decline from 2018.
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $51.41B, a 4.5% increase from 2017.
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $49.20B, a 3.85% increase from 2016.
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $47.37B, a 3.77% 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
Panama $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
France Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $50.12B 1.86%
2018 $51.41B 1.85%
2017 $49.20B 1.91%
2016 $47.37B 1.92%
2015 $45.65B 1.87%
2014 $53.13B 1.86%
2013 $52.00B 1.85%
2012 $50.22B 1.87%
2011 $54.12B 1.89%
2010 $52.04B 1.97%
2009 $56.44B 2.10%
2008 $55.37B 1.90%
2007 $50.68B 1.91%
2006 $45.79B 1.98%
2005 $44.44B 2.02%
2004 $44.52B 2.10%
2003 $38.57B 2.10%
2002 $30.58B 2.05%
2001 $27.95B 2.03%
2000 $28.40B 2.09%
1999 $32.67B 2.18%
1998 $33.63B 2.23%
1997 $34.70B 2.38%
1996 $38.98B 2.41%
1995 $40.12B 2.49%
1994 $37.29B 2.66%
1993 $35.78B 2.69%
1992 $37.90B 2.69%
1991 $35.87B 2.81%
1990 $35.77B 2.81%
1989 $29.67B 2.88%
1988 $30.33B 2.96%
1987 $29.28B 3.12%
1986 $23.90B 3.09%
1985 $17.46B 3.14%
1984 $16.98B 3.19%
1983 $18.19B 3.24%
1982 $18.92B 3.22%
1981 $20.05B 3.25%
1980 $22.20B 3.16%
1979 $19.04B 3.14%
1978 $15.85B 3.15%
1977 $12.63B 3.23%
1976 $11.18B 3.16%
1975 $10.95B 3.20%
1974 $8.36B 3.09%
1973 $7.98B 3.14%
1972 $6.33B 3.23%
1971 $5.29B 3.32%
1970 $4.94B 3.46%
1969 $4.96B 3.68%
1968 $5.15B 4.14%
1967 $4.92B 4.30%
1966 $4.55B 4.29%
1965 $4.30B 4.40%
1964 $4.13B 4.54%
1963 $3.89B 4.74%
1962 $3.77B 5.16%
1961 $3.47B 5.30%
1960 $3.26B 5.43%