Lebanon 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).
  • Lebanon military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $2.52B, a 9.16% decline from 2018.
  • Lebanon military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $2.78B, a 13.7% increase from 2017.
  • Lebanon military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $2.44B, a 6.35% decline from 2016.
  • Lebanon military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $2.61B, a 16.39% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $261.08B
Russia $65.10B
Brazil $26.95B
Turkey $20.45B
Iran $12.62B
Algeria $10.30B
Colombia $10.08B
Iraq $7.60B
Thailand $7.31B
Mexico $6.54B
Romania $4.94B
Malaysia $3.77B
South Africa $3.47B
Peru $2.72B
Lebanon $2.52B
Ecuador $2.47B
Bulgaria $2.13B
Jordan $2.03B
Azerbaijan $1.85B
Kazakhstan $1.77B
Serbia $1.14B
Belarus $0.78B
Armenia $0.67B
Dominican Republic $0.62B
Botswana $0.52B
Namibia $0.41B
Paraguay $0.40B
Guatemala $0.34B
Gabon $0.27B
Jamaica $0.25B
Albania $0.20B
Bosnia $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.15B
Montenegro $0.09B
Fiji $0.08B
Guyana $0.07B
Belize $0.02B
Mauritius $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Lebanon Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $2.52B 4.24%
2018 $2.78B 4.85%
2017 $2.44B 4.51%
2016 $2.61B 5.06%
2015 $2.24B 4.49%
2014 $2.27B 4.68%
2013 $1.94B 4.17%
2012 $1.76B 3.99%
2011 $1.63B 4.06%
2010 $1.59B 4.13%
2009 $1.43B 4.02%
2008 $1.17B 4.00%
2007 $1.15B 4.63%
2006 $1.01B 4.58%
2005 $0.96B 4.48%
2004 $0.95B 4.51%
2003 $0.92B 4.68%
2002 $0.91B 4.75%
2001 $0.96B 5.45%
2000 $0.93B 5.39%
1999 $0.83B 4.77%
1998 $0.69B 4.02%
1997 $0.68B 4.31%
1996 $0.74B 5.66%
1995 $0.75B 6.71%
1994 $0.64B 7.00%
1993 $0.45B 6.01%
1992 $0.44B 7.98%
1991 $0.23B 5.15%
1990 $0.21B 7.55%
1988 $0.04B 1.19%
1987 $0.04B 1.12%
1986 $0.15B 5.26%
1985 $0.23B 6.29%
1984 $0.47B 10.97%
1983 $0.49B 13.46%
1982 $0.25B 9.29%
1981 $0.37B 9.58%
1980 $0.50B 12.36%
1979 $0.35B 10.07%
1978 $0.25B 8.49%
1977 $0.13B 4.73%
1976 $0.17B 12.12%
1975 $0.17B 12.12%
1974 $0.18B 12.12%
1973 $0.10B 3.82%
1972 $0.11B 5.09%
1971 $0.07B 4.00%
1970 $0.06B 4.34%
1969 $0.07B 4.64%
1968 $0.07B 4.84%
1967 $0.06B 4.84%
1966 $0.05B 4.16%
1965 $0.04B 3.89%
1964 $0.04B 3.66%
1963 $0.03B 3.66%
1962 $0.04B 3.66%
1961 $0.03B 3.66%
1960 $0.02B 3.66%