Lao PDR Military Spending/Defense Budget 1967-2020

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).
  • Lao PDR military spending/defense budget for 2013 was $0.02B, a 11.56% increase from 2012.
  • Lao PDR military spending/defense budget for 2012 was $0.02B, a 6.93% increase from 2011.
  • Lao PDR military spending/defense budget for 2011 was $0.02B, a 23.79% increase from 2010.
  • Lao PDR military spending/defense budget for 2010 was $0.02B, a 9.9% increase from 2009.
Data Source: World Bank

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Morocco $4.07B
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Mongolia $0.10B
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Nicaragua $0.07B
Kosovo $0.05B
Lesotho $0.05B
Timor-Leste $0.03B
Moldova $0.03B
Lao PDR $0.02B
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Lao PDR Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2013 $0.02B 0.19%
2012 $0.02B 0.20%
2011 $0.02B 0.21%
2010 $0.02B 0.20%
2009 $0.01B 0.22%
2008 $0.02B 0.27%
2007 $0.01B 0.31%
2006 $0.01B 0.34%
2005 $0.01B 0.39%
2004 $0.01B 0.43%
2003 $0.01B 0.49%
2002 $0.01B 0.58%
2001 $0.01B 0.72%
2000 $0.01B 0.79%
1999 $0.02B 1.06%
1998 $0.03B 2.59%
1997 $0.07B 3.84%
1996 $0.08B 4.19%
1995 $0.10B 5.83%
1994 $0.12B 7.52%
1993 $0.11B 8.11%
1992 $0.10B 8.68%
1973 $0.02B 8.68%
1972 $0.02B 8.68%
1971 $0.04B 8.68%
1970 $0.04B 8.68%
1969 $0.04B 8.68%
1968 $0.04B 8.68%
1967 $0.04B 8.68%