Kuwait Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2021

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).
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $7.71B, a 5.67% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $7.30B, a 7.86% increase from 2017.
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $6.76B, a 4.93% increase from 2016.
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $6.45B, a 12.41% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Kuwait Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $7.71B 5.62%
2018 $7.30B 5.13%
2017 $6.76B 5.63%
2016 $6.45B 5.81%
2015 $5.74B 5.01%
2014 $5.83B 3.59%
2013 $5.70B 3.27%
2012 $5.94B 3.41%
2011 $5.39B 3.50%
2010 $4.34B 3.76%
2009 $4.21B 3.97%
2008 $4.43B 3.01%
2007 $4.12B 3.59%
2006 $3.60B 3.54%
2005 $3.51B 4.34%
2004 $3.45B 5.80%
2003 $3.13B 6.54%
2002 $2.82B 7.40%
2001 $2.69B 7.70%
2000 $2.70B 7.15%
1999 $2.29B 7.59%
1998 $2.28B 8.80%
1997 $2.45B 8.09%
1996 $3.24B 10.29%
1995 $3.69B 13.58%
1994 $3.30B 13.26%
1993 $2.98B 12.44%
1992 $6.32B 31.79%
1991 $12.92B 117.35%
1990 $8.96B 48.52%
1989 $2.08B 8.54%
1988 $1.70B 8.24%
1987 $1.34B 5.98%
1986 $1.30B 7.24%
1985 $1.38B 6.43%
1984 $1.47B 6.75%
1983 $1.43B 6.83%
1982 $1.29B 5.95%
1981 $1.04B 4.13%
1980 $0.95B 3.31%
1979 $0.88B 3.55%
1978 $0.74B 4.76%
1977 $0.75B 5.29%
1974 $0.38B 2.96%
1973 $0.14B 2.52%
1972 $0.09B 2.04%
1971 $0.07B 1.89%
1970 $0.07B 2.39%