Israel 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).
  • Israel military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $15.95B, a 2.34% increase from 2017.
  • Israel military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $15.58B, a 5.4% increase from 2016.
  • Israel military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $14.78B, a 12.88% decline from 2015.
  • Israel military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $16.97B, a 8.2% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Israel Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $15.95B 4.35%
2017 $15.58B 4.43%
2016 $14.78B 4.63%
2015 $16.97B 5.65%
2014 $18.49B 5.96%
2013 $17.32B 5.91%
2012 $15.57B 6.05%
2011 $16.34B 6.24%
2010 $14.61B 6.25%
2009 $14.03B 6.76%
2008 $14.19B 6.57%
2007 $12.13B 6.79%
2006 $11.56B 7.51%
2005 $10.92B 7.67%
2004 $11.13B 8.22%
2003 $10.83B 8.54%
2002 $10.09B 8.34%
2001 $9.61B 7.35%
2000 $9.41B 7.11%
1999 $8.65B 7.38%
1998 $9.15B 7.89%
1997 $9.69B 8.45%
1996 $9.60B 8.73%
1995 $8.98B 8.95%
1994 $8.78B 11.43%
1993 $8.76B 13.02%
1992 $8.26B 12.34%
1991 $10.55B 17.61%
1990 $7.38B 13.97%
1989 $6.27B 14.06%
1988 $7.69B 17.53%
1987 $6.00B 16.90%
1986 $4.39B 14.77%
1985 $4.00B 16.60%
1984 $4.21B 16.18%
1983 $4.27B 15.55%
1982 $4.52B 18.39%
1981 $4.70B 20.26%
1980 $4.12B 18.92%
1979 $3.39B 19.38%
1978 $3.12B 22.89%
1977 $3.18B 23.09%
1976 $3.65B 29.25%
1975 $3.76B 30.46%
1974 $3.48B 27.66%
1973 $2.57B 27.86%
1972 $1.46B 20.37%
1971 $1.27B 22.80%
1970 $1.26B 23.45%
1969 $0.87B 19.09%
1968 $0.69B 17.43%
1967 $0.61B 15.44%
1966 $0.38B 9.43%
1965 $0.31B 8.57%
1964 $0.28B 8.98%
1963 $0.26B 9.75%
1962 $0.21B 9.16%
1961 $0.24B 7.87%
1960 $0.19B 7.46%