Italy 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).
  • Italy military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $26.79B, a 3.66% decline from 2018.
  • Italy military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $27.81B, a 5.14% increase from 2017.
  • Italy military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $26.45B, a 5.65% increase from 2016.
  • Italy military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $25.03B, a 12.86% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Italy Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $26.79B 1.35%
2018 $27.81B 1.34%
2017 $26.45B 1.36%
2016 $25.03B 1.34%
2015 $22.18B 1.21%
2014 $27.70B 1.29%
2013 $29.96B 1.41%
2012 $29.78B 1.44%
2011 $33.83B 1.49%
2010 $32.02B 1.51%
2009 $34.05B 1.56%
2008 $36.84B 1.54%
2007 $31.98B 1.45%
2006 $29.63B 1.53%
2005 $29.74B 1.61%
2004 $30.26B 1.68%
2003 $26.82B 1.71%
2002 $21.61B 1.71%
2001 $19.52B 1.68%
2000 $19.88B 1.74%
1999 $21.02B 1.68%
1998 $20.83B 1.64%
1997 $20.16B 1.63%
1996 $20.79B 1.59%
1995 $17.19B 1.47%
1994 $18.06B 1.71%
1993 $18.24B 1.79%
1992 $22.18B 1.75%
1991 $21.59B 1.86%
1990 $20.73B 1.88%
1989 $17.68B 2.03%
1988 $17.40B 2.07%
1987 $15.65B 2.06%
1986 $11.94B 1.98%
1985 $8.25B 1.94%
1984 $8.30B 2.01%
1983 $8.41B 2.02%
1982 $8.06B 2.01%
1981 $7.39B 1.82%
1980 $7.92B 1.76%
1979 $6.90B 1.87%
1978 $5.54B 1.88%
1977 $4.56B 1.89%
1976 $3.84B 1.83%
1975 $4.22B 1.98%
1974 $3.89B 2.07%
1973 $3.64B 2.20%
1972 $3.29B 2.39%
1971 $2.65B 2.24%
1970 $2.22B 2.06%
1969 $2.00B 2.42%
1968 $1.99B 2.65%
1967 $1.93B 2.77%
1966 $1.90B 2.99%
1965 $1.72B 2.75%
1964 $1.59B 2.73%
1963 $1.46B 2.75%
1962 $1.22B 2.63%
1961 $1.06B 2.57%
1960 $1.01B 2.71%