Jamaica Military Spending/Defense Budget 1976-2021

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).
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.25B, a 20.31% increase from 2018.
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.21B, a 46.07% increase from 2017.
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.14B, a 4.28% increase from 2016.
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.14B, a 11.14% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $261.08B
Russia $65.10B
Brazil $26.95B
Turkey $20.45B
Iran $12.62B
Algeria $10.30B
Colombia $10.08B
Iraq $7.60B
Thailand $7.31B
Mexico $6.54B
Romania $4.94B
Malaysia $3.77B
South Africa $3.47B
Peru $2.72B
Lebanon $2.52B
Ecuador $2.47B
Bulgaria $2.13B
Jordan $2.03B
Azerbaijan $1.85B
Kazakhstan $1.77B
Serbia $1.14B
Belarus $0.78B
Armenia $0.67B
Dominican Republic $0.62B
Botswana $0.52B
Namibia $0.41B
Paraguay $0.40B
Guatemala $0.34B
Gabon $0.27B
Jamaica $0.25B
Albania $0.20B
Bosnia $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.15B
Montenegro $0.09B
Fiji $0.08B
Guyana $0.07B
Belize $0.02B
Mauritius $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Jamaica Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.25B 1.60%
2018 $0.21B 1.35%
2017 $0.14B 0.97%
2016 $0.14B 0.96%
2015 $0.12B 0.87%
2014 $0.12B 0.87%
2013 $0.13B 0.90%
2012 $0.14B 0.93%
2011 $0.13B 0.93%
2010 $0.12B 0.87%
2009 $0.11B 0.95%
2008 $0.13B 0.95%
2007 $0.08B 0.65%
2006 $0.07B 0.61%
2005 $0.06B 0.53%
2004 $0.05B 0.54%
2003 $0.05B 0.58%
2002 $0.06B 0.59%
2001 $0.05B 0.50%
2000 $0.04B 0.49%
1999 $0.05B 0.51%
1998 $0.05B 0.54%
1997 $0.05B 0.66%
1996 $0.04B 0.57%
1995 $0.04B 0.54%
1994 $0.03B 0.63%
1993 $0.04B 0.82%
1992 $0.05B 1.11%
1991 $0.03B 0.76%
1990 $0.04B 0.84%
1989 $0.04B 0.93%
1988 $0.03B 0.81%
1987 $0.03B 0.77%
1986 $0.02B 0.85%
1985 $0.02B 0.89%
1984 $0.03B 1.06%
1983 $0.05B 1.39%
1982 $0.05B 1.63%
1981 $0.04B 1.51%
1977 $0.03B 0.94%
1976 $0.03B 0.93%