Iraq 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).
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $6.32B, a 14.81% decline from 2017.
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $7.42B, a 24.22% increase from 2016.
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $5.97B, a 37.84% decline from 2015.
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $9.60B, a 38.76% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
China $250.00B
Russia $61.39B
Brazil $27.77B
Turkey $18.97B
Iran $13.19B
Colombia $10.60B
Algeria $9.58B
Thailand $6.83B
Mexico $6.57B
Iraq $6.32B
Romania $4.61B
South Africa $3.64B
Malaysia $3.47B
Lebanon $2.78B
Peru $2.71B
Ecuador $2.55B
Jordan $1.96B
Azerbaijan $1.71B
Kazakhstan $1.61B
Bulgaria $1.10B
Serbia $0.90B
Belarus $0.72B
Armenia $0.61B
Dominican Republic $0.60B
Botswana $0.53B
Namibia $0.45B
Paraguay $0.39B
Guatemala $0.28B
Gabon $0.26B
Bosnia $0.22B
Jamaica $0.21B
Albania $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.12B
Montenegro $0.08B
Guyana $0.06B
Fiji $0.05B
Mauritius $0.02B
Belize $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Iraq Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $6.32B 2.73%
2017 $7.42B 3.84%
2016 $5.97B 3.48%
2015 $9.60B 5.35%
2014 $6.92B 2.95%
2013 $7.78B 3.32%
2012 $4.14B 1.90%
2011 $4.28B 2.30%
2010 $3.75B 2.71%
2009 $3.24B 2.90%
2008 $3.12B 2.37%
2007 $1.99B 2.24%
2006 $1.24B 1.90%
2005 $1.12B 2.24%
2004 $0.61B 1.68%
1981 $4.09B 10.83%
1980 $2.98B 5.51%
1979 $2.37B 6.15%
1978 $1.99B 8.12%
1977 $2.01B 9.81%
1976 $1.76B 11.16%
1975 $1.59B 11.67%
1974 $1.43B 12.49%
1973 $0.67B 12.26%
1972 $0.47B 10.64%
1971 $0.43B 10.52%
1970 $0.40B 11.17%
1969 $0.38B 11.38%
1968 $0.29B 9.22%
1967 $0.23B 8.43%
1966 $0.23B 8.52%
1965 $0.23B 8.87%
1964 $0.19B 7.96%
1963 $0.16B 8.25%
1962 $0.14B 6.91%
1961 $0.13B 6.85%
1960 $0.12B 7.05%