Malawi Military Spending/Defense Budget 1965-2020

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).
  • Malawi military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.06B, a 23.1% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.05B, a 32.64% increase from 2016.
  • Malawi military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.04B, a 12.37% decline from 2015.
  • Malawi military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $0.04B, a 17.51% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Tanzania $0.68B
Ethiopia $0.50B
Mali $0.50B
Zimbabwe $0.42B
Uganda $0.41B
Nepal $0.40B
Senegal $0.35B
Burkina Faso $0.31B
Congo, Dem. Rep. $0.30B
Chad $0.23B
Niger $0.23B
Guinea $0.21B
Afghanistan $0.20B
Mozambique $0.15B
Rwanda $0.12B
Togo $0.10B
Benin $0.09B
Madagascar $0.07B
Burundi $0.07B
Somalia $0.06B
South Sudan $0.06B
Malawi $0.06B
Central African Republic $0.03B
Sierra Leone $0.03B
Liberia $0.02B
Gambia $0.01B
Haiti $0.00B
Malawi Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $0.06B 0.85%
2017 $0.05B 0.76%
2016 $0.04B 0.64%
2015 $0.04B 0.63%
2014 $0.05B 0.82%
2013 $0.06B 1.19%
2012 $0.05B 0.81%
2011 $0.05B 0.66%
2010 $0.05B 0.72%
2009 $0.06B 0.95%
2008 $0.04B 0.84%
2007 $0.03B 0.76%
2006 $0.03B 0.78%
2005 $0.04B 1.05%
2004 $0.02B 0.63%
2003 $0.01B 0.41%
2002 $0.01B 0.42%
2001 $0.01B 0.74%
2000 $0.01B 0.67%
1999 $0.01B 0.81%
1998 $0.01B 0.81%
1997 $0.03B 0.99%
1996 $0.02B 0.88%
1995 $0.01B 0.79%
1994 $0.02B 1.42%
1993 $0.03B 1.26%
1992 $0.03B 1.40%
1991 $0.02B 1.08%
1990 $0.02B 1.31%
1989 $0.02B 1.50%
1988 $0.02B 1.51%
1987 $0.02B 1.83%
1986 $0.02B 2.10%
1985 $0.02B 1.75%
1984 $0.02B 1.56%
1983 $0.02B 1.82%
1982 $0.03B 2.29%
1981 $0.04B 3.11%
1980 $0.05B 4.29%
1979 $0.04B 4.07%
1978 $0.03B 2.69%
1977 $0.01B 1.69%
1976 $0.01B 1.37%
1975 $0.01B 1.53%
1974 $0.01B 0.97%
1973 $0.00B 1.06%
1972 $0.00B 0.60%
1971 $0.00B 0.58%
1970 $0.00B 0.64%
1969 $0.00B 0.67%
1968 $0.00B 0.70%
1967 $0.00B 0.72%
1966 $0.00B 0.65%
1965 $0.00B 0.70%