Mexico 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).
  • Mexico military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $6.54B, a 11.93% increase from 2018.
  • Mexico military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $5.84B, a 15.36% increase from 2017.
  • Mexico military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $5.06B, a 5.15% decline from 2016.
  • Mexico military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $5.34B, a 2.41% decline 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
Mexico Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $6.54B 0.52%
2018 $5.84B 0.48%
2017 $5.06B 0.44%
2016 $5.34B 0.50%
2015 $5.47B 0.47%
2014 $6.76B 0.51%
2013 $6.47B 0.51%
2012 $5.72B 0.48%
2011 $5.50B 0.47%
2010 $4.79B 0.45%
2009 $4.51B 0.50%
2008 $4.33B 0.39%
2007 $4.22B 0.40%
2006 $3.04B 0.31%
2005 $3.12B 0.36%
2004 $2.85B 0.36%
2003 $2.96B 0.41%
2002 $3.17B 0.42%
2001 $3.23B 0.44%
2000 $3.03B 0.45%
1999 $2.65B 0.46%
1998 $2.26B 0.45%
1997 $2.18B 0.46%
1996 $1.88B 0.48%
1995 $1.56B 0.45%
1994 $2.64B 0.52%
1993 $2.12B 0.44%
1992 $1.82B 0.47%
1991 $1.46B 0.44%
1990 $1.21B 0.43%
1989 $1.15B 0.52%
1988 $0.98B 0.54%
1987 $0.81B 0.58%
1986 $0.82B 0.63%
1985 $1.24B 0.68%
1984 $1.16B 0.66%
1983 $0.78B 0.52%
1982 $0.86B 0.50%
1981 $1.28B 0.51%
1980 $0.81B 0.42%
1979 $0.68B 0.51%
1978 $0.52B 0.50%
1977 $0.44B 0.53%
1976 $0.53B 0.60%
1975 $0.50B 0.57%
1974 $0.41B 0.57%
1973 $0.30B 0.54%
1972 $0.24B 0.54%
1971 $0.19B 0.49%
1970 $0.18B 0.50%
1969 $0.18B 0.60%
1968 $0.15B 0.55%
1967 $0.13B 0.55%
1966 $0.13B 0.58%
1965 $0.12B 0.59%
1964 $0.12B 0.68%
1963 $0.11B 0.72%
1962 $0.10B 0.69%
1961 $0.09B 0.65%
1960 $0.08B 0.67%