Ghana Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2019

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).
  • Ghana military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.22B, a 15.5% increase from 2017.
  • Ghana military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.19B, a 16.93% increase from 2016.
  • Ghana military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.16B, a 15.1% decline from 2015.
  • Ghana military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $0.19B, a 24.59% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $66.51B
Pakistan $11.38B
Indonesia $7.44B
Vietnam $5.50B
Ukraine $4.75B
Bangladesh $3.89B
Philippines $3.77B
Morocco $3.70B
Egypt $3.11B
Nigeria $2.04B
Myanmar $2.03B
Angola $1.98B
Sri Lanka $1.68B
Kenya $1.10B
Sudan $1.05B
Tunisia $0.84B
Bolivia $0.62B
Cambodia $0.54B
Cameroon $0.43B
Honduras $0.41B
Zambia $0.38B
Georgia $0.32B
Congo, Rep. $0.29B
El Salvador $0.27B
Ghana $0.22B
Mauritania $0.16B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.12B
Mongolia $0.10B
Eswatini $0.09B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Kosovo $0.06B
Papua New Guinea $0.06B
Lesotho $0.05B
Moldova $0.03B
Timor-Leste $0.02B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Ghana Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $0.22B 0.41%
2017 $0.19B 0.40%
2016 $0.16B 0.38%
2015 $0.19B 0.53%
2014 $0.25B 0.68%
2013 $0.25B 0.53%
2012 $0.34B 0.80%
2011 $0.23B 0.59%
2010 $0.12B 0.38%
2009 $0.12B 0.46%
2008 $0.11B 0.40%
2007 $0.13B 0.51%
2006 $0.08B 0.37%
2005 $0.06B 0.37%
2004 $0.06B 0.39%
2003 $0.05B 0.43%
2002 $0.04B 0.37%
2001 $0.03B 0.37%
2000 $0.05B 0.63%
1999 $0.06B 0.47%
1998 $0.06B 0.47%
1997 $0.05B 0.41%
1996 $0.04B 0.39%
1995 $0.05B 0.47%
1994 $0.04B 0.43%
1993 $0.04B 0.42%
1992 $0.04B 0.38%
1991 $0.04B 0.37%
1990 $0.03B 0.28%
1989 $0.02B 0.43%
1988 $0.02B 0.44%
1987 $0.04B 0.89%
1986 $0.05B 0.90%
1985 $0.06B 1.00%
1984 $0.04B 0.59%
1983 $0.07B 0.34%
1982 $0.17B 0.54%
1981 $0.20B 0.74%
1980 $0.12B 0.77%
1979 $0.07B 0.65%
1978 $0.10B 0.85%
1977 $0.12B 1.25%
1976 $0.09B 1.57%
1975 $0.08B 1.71%
1974 $0.06B 1.58%
1973 $0.04B 1.36%
1972 $0.03B 1.43%
1971 $0.04B 1.70%
1970 $0.05B 2.12%
1969 $0.05B 2.50%
1968 $0.04B 2.66%
1966 $0.05B 2.23%
1965 $0.04B 1.73%
1964 $0.03B 1.92%
1963 $0.03B 2.02%
1962 $0.03B 2.00%
1961 $0.03B 2.10%
1960 $0.02B 1.71%