Kenya Military Spending/Defense Budget 1963-2021

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).
  • Kenya military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $1.15B, a 3.12% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1.11B, a 9.68% increase from 2017.
  • Kenya military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $1.02B, a 8.82% increase from 2016.
  • Kenya military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.93B, a 10.6% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $71.12B
Pakistan $10.26B
Indonesia $7.66B
Ukraine $5.23B
Bangladesh $4.36B
Egypt $3.74B
Morocco $3.72B
Philippines $3.47B
Nigeria $1.86B
Sri Lanka $1.67B
Angola $1.47B
Kenya $1.15B
Tunisia $1.00B
Sudan $0.72B
Cambodia $0.60B
Bolivia $0.60B
Cameroon $0.42B
Honduras $0.40B
El Salvador $0.32B
Georgia $0.32B
Congo, Rep. $0.30B
Zambia $0.29B
Ghana $0.23B
Mauritania $0.16B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.12B
Mongolia $0.10B
Eswatini $0.09B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Papua New Guinea $0.08B
Kosovo $0.07B
Lesotho $0.04B
Moldova $0.04B
Timor-Leste $0.03B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Kenya Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $1.15B 1.16%
2018 $1.11B 1.26%
2017 $1.02B 1.28%
2016 $0.93B 1.32%
2015 $0.84B 1.32%
2014 $0.82B 1.33%
2013 $0.86B 1.56%
2012 $0.84B 1.67%
2011 $0.65B 1.54%
2010 $0.62B 1.56%
2009 $0.58B 1.56%
2008 $0.58B 1.62%
2007 $0.49B 1.55%
2006 $0.38B 1.46%
2005 $0.32B 1.69%
2004 $0.26B 1.61%
2003 $0.25B 1.65%
2002 $0.21B 1.63%
2001 $0.20B 1.50%
2000 $0.17B 1.31%
1999 $0.15B 1.19%
1998 $0.17B 1.22%
1997 $0.18B 1.34%
1996 $0.17B 1.42%
1995 $0.15B 1.65%
1994 $0.12B 1.64%
1993 $0.11B 1.84%
1992 $0.16B 1.90%
1991 $0.19B 2.35%
1990 $0.25B 2.89%
1989 $0.23B 2.74%
1988 $0.25B 2.95%
1987 $0.25B 3.13%
1986 $0.18B 2.50%
1985 $0.15B 2.38%
1984 $0.18B 3.48%
1983 $0.21B 4.20%
1982 $0.24B 4.57%
1981 $0.24B 4.23%
1980 $0.27B 4.52%
1979 $0.29B 5.50%
1978 $0.24B 5.20%
1977 $0.15B 3.74%
1976 $0.08B 2.48%
1975 $0.05B 1.88%
1974 $0.05B 1.78%
1973 $0.04B 1.66%
1972 $0.03B 1.54%
1971 $0.02B 1.23%
1970 $0.02B 1.06%
1969 $0.02B 1.08%
1968 $0.02B 1.22%
1967 $0.02B 1.31%
1966 $0.01B 1.13%
1965 $0.01B 0.99%
1964 $0.01B 0.59%
1963 $0.00B 0.21%