Japan 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).
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $46.62B, a 2.71% increase from 2017.
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $45.39B, a 2.33% decline from 2016.
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $46.47B, a 10.37% increase from 2015.
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $42.11B, a 10.19% 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
Japan Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $46.62B 0.92%
2017 $45.39B 0.93%
2016 $46.47B 0.94%
2015 $42.11B 0.96%
2014 $46.88B 0.97%
2013 $49.02B 0.95%
2012 $60.01B 0.97%
2011 $60.76B 0.99%
2010 $54.66B 0.96%
2009 $51.47B 0.98%
2008 $46.36B 0.92%
2007 $40.53B 0.90%
2006 $41.55B 0.92%
2005 $44.30B 0.93%
2004 $45.34B 0.94%
2003 $42.49B 0.96%
2002 $39.33B 0.96%
2001 $40.76B 0.95%
2000 $45.51B 0.93%
1999 $43.12B 0.95%
1998 $37.85B 0.94%
1997 $40.63B 0.92%
1996 $44.05B 0.91%
1995 $49.96B 0.92%
1994 $45.29B 0.92%
1993 $41.35B 0.95%
1992 $36.00B 0.95%
1991 $32.79B 0.94%
1990 $28.80B 0.94%
1989 $27.97B 0.94%
1988 $28.22B 0.95%
1987 $23.64B 0.97%
1986 $19.46B 0.96%
1985 $13.09B 0.96%
1984 $12.23B 0.96%
1983 $11.43B 0.95%
1982 $10.19B 0.93%
1981 $10.85B 0.92%
1980 $9.71B 0.91%
1979 $9.17B 0.91%
1978 $8.66B 0.89%
1977 $6.16B 0.89%
1976 $5.01B 0.89%
1975 $4.53B 0.91%
1974 $3.96B 0.86%
1973 $3.37B 0.82%
1972 $2.57B 0.84%
1971 $1.90B 0.82%
1970 $1.58B 0.77%
1969 $1.34B 0.77%
1968 $1.17B 0.79%
1967 $1.04B 0.84%
1966 $0.93B 0.88%
1965 $0.82B 0.90%
1964 $0.72B 0.88%
1963 $0.63B 0.90%
1962 $0.54B 0.88%
1961 $0.49B 0.92%
1960 $0.48B 1.08%