Malaysia Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2020

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).
  • Malaysia military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $3.47B, a 0.72% decline from 2017.
  • Malaysia military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $3.49B, a 16.18% decline from 2016.
  • Malaysia military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $4.17B, a 8% decline from 2015.
  • Malaysia military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $4.53B, a 7.87% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $250.00B
Russia $61.39B
Brazil $27.77B
Turkey $18.97B
Iran $13.19B
Colombia $10.60B
Algeria $9.58B
Thailand $6.83B
Mexico $6.57B
Iraq $6.32B
Romania $4.61B
South Africa $3.64B
Malaysia $3.47B
Lebanon $2.78B
Peru $2.71B
Ecuador $2.55B
Jordan $1.96B
Azerbaijan $1.71B
Kazakhstan $1.61B
Bulgaria $1.10B
Serbia $0.90B
Belarus $0.72B
Armenia $0.61B
Dominican Republic $0.60B
Botswana $0.53B
Namibia $0.45B
Paraguay $0.39B
Guatemala $0.28B
Gabon $0.26B
Bosnia $0.22B
Jamaica $0.21B
Albania $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.12B
Montenegro $0.08B
Guyana $0.06B
Fiji $0.05B
Mauritius $0.02B
Belize $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Malaysia Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $3.47B 0.98%
2017 $3.49B 1.12%
2016 $4.17B 1.41%
2015 $4.53B 1.53%
2014 $4.92B 1.46%
2013 $4.92B 1.52%
2012 $4.51B 1.43%
2011 $4.69B 1.57%
2010 $3.85B 1.51%
2009 $3.96B 1.96%
2008 $4.41B 1.91%
2007 $3.97B 2.05%
2006 $3.27B 2.01%
2005 $3.12B 2.17%
2004 $2.82B 2.26%
2003 $2.88B 2.61%
2002 $2.24B 2.22%
2001 $1.93B 2.08%
2000 $1.53B 1.63%
1999 $1.66B 2.10%
1998 $1.16B 1.61%
1997 $2.09B 2.09%
1996 $2.42B 2.40%
1995 $2.44B 2.75%
1994 $2.12B 2.85%
1993 $1.92B 2.88%
1992 $1.77B 2.99%
1991 $1.57B 3.20%
1990 $1.13B 2.56%
1989 $1.02B 2.62%
1988 $0.86B 2.43%
1987 $1.33B 4.15%
1986 $0.89B 3.22%
1985 $1.08B 3.45%
1984 $1.27B 3.75%
1983 $1.34B 4.42%
1982 $1.44B 5.37%
1981 $1.45B 5.79%
1980 $1.04B 4.23%
1979 $0.78B 3.67%
1978 $0.61B 3.71%
1977 $0.64B 4.85%
1976 $0.44B 3.98%
1975 $0.44B 4.72%
1974 $0.40B 4.18%
1973 $0.30B 3.87%
1972 $0.25B 4.98%
1971 $0.23B 5.37%
1970 $0.20B 5.17%
1969 $0.14B 3.92%
1968 $0.15B 4.45%
1967 $0.14B 4.50%
1966 $0.15B 4.73%
1965 $0.12B 4.01%
1964 $0.08B 3.16%
1963 $0.06B 2.42%
1962 $0.04B 2.19%
1961 $0.04B 2.23%
1960 $0.05B 2.68%