France 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).
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $63.80B, a 5.6% increase from 2017.
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $60.42B, a 5.33% increase from 2016.
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $57.36B, a 3.64% increase from 2015.
  • France military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $55.34B, a 13% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $648.80B
Saudi Arabia $67.55B
France $63.80B
United Kingdom $50.00B
Germany $49.47B
Japan $46.62B
South Korea $43.07B
Italy $27.81B
Australia $26.71B
Canada $21.62B
Spain $18.25B
Israel $15.95B
Poland $11.60B
Netherlands $11.24B
Singapore $10.84B
Kuwait $7.30B
Norway $7.07B
Oman $6.71B
Sweden $5.76B
Chile $5.57B
Greece $5.23B
Belgium $4.96B
Switzerland $4.80B
Portugal $4.25B
Denmark $4.23B
Argentina $4.14B
Finland $3.85B
Austria $3.37B
Czech Republic $2.71B
New Zealand $2.26B
Hungary $1.64B
Bahrain $1.40B
Slovak Republic $1.28B
Ireland $1.21B
Uruguay $1.17B
Lithuania $1.03B
Croatia $0.89B
Latvia $0.68B
Estonia $0.62B
Slovenia $0.53B
Luxembourg $0.42B
Cyprus $0.38B
Brunei $0.35B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.17B
Malta $0.07B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
France Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $63.80B 2.29%
2017 $60.42B 2.35%
2016 $57.36B 2.33%
2015 $55.34B 2.27%
2014 $63.61B 2.23%
2013 $62.42B 2.22%
2012 $60.04B 2.24%
2011 $64.60B 2.26%
2010 $61.78B 2.34%
2009 $66.88B 2.49%
2008 $66.01B 2.26%
2007 $60.59B 2.28%
2006 $54.52B 2.35%
2005 $52.91B 2.41%
2004 $53.01B 2.51%
2003 $45.92B 2.49%
2002 $36.40B 2.44%
2001 $33.28B 2.42%
2000 $33.81B 2.48%
1999 $38.90B 2.59%
1998 $40.04B 2.65%
1997 $41.31B 2.83%
1996 $46.40B 2.87%
1995 $47.77B 2.97%
1994 $44.39B 3.17%
1993 $42.59B 3.20%
1992 $45.12B 3.20%
1991 $42.70B 3.35%
1990 $42.59B 3.34%
1989 $35.32B 3.43%
1988 $36.10B 3.53%
1987 $34.86B 3.71%
1986 $28.45B 3.67%
1985 $20.78B 3.74%
1984 $20.21B 3.79%
1983 $21.65B 3.85%
1982 $22.52B 3.84%
1981 $23.87B 3.86%
1980 $26.43B 3.76%
1979 $22.67B 3.74%
1978 $18.87B 3.75%
1977 $15.04B 3.85%
1976 $13.30B 3.76%
1975 $13.03B 3.81%
1974 $9.95B 3.67%
1973 $9.50B 3.74%
1972 $7.53B 3.85%
1971 $6.30B 3.95%
1970 $5.88B 4.12%
1969 $5.91B 4.38%
1968 $6.13B 4.93%
1967 $5.86B 5.11%
1966 $5.41B 5.11%
1965 $5.12B 5.23%
1964 $4.92B 5.41%
1963 $4.63B 5.64%
1962 $4.49B 6.14%
1961 $4.13B 6.30%
1960 $3.88B 6.46%