Kuwait Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2022

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 2020 was $6.94B, a 5.87% decline from 2019.
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $7.37B, a 2.91% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $7.17B, a 5.92% increase from 2017.
  • Kuwait military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $6.76B, a 4.93% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $778.23B
United Kingdom $59.24B
Saudi Arabia $57.52B
Germany $52.76B
France $52.75B
Japan $49.15B
South Korea $45.74B
Italy $28.92B
Australia $27.54B
Canada $22.75B
Israel $21.70B
Spain $17.43B
Poland $13.03B
Netherlands $12.58B
Singapore $10.86B
Norway $7.11B
Kuwait $6.94B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $6.45B
Switzerland $5.70B
Belgium $5.46B
Greece $5.30B
Denmark $4.95B
Portugal $4.64B
Chile $4.60B
Finland $4.09B
Austria $3.60B
Czech Republic $3.25B
New Zealand $3.01B
Argentina $2.91B
Hungary $2.41B
Slovak Republic $1.84B
Bahrain $1.40B
Lithuania $1.17B
Uruguay $1.16B
Ireland $1.14B
Croatia $1.03B
Latvia $0.76B
Estonia $0.70B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Cyprus $0.42B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.16B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Panama $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
Kuwait Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $6.94B 6.50%
2019 $7.37B 5.48%
2018 $7.17B 5.10%
2017 $6.76B 5.61%
2016 $6.45B 5.89%
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%