Nicaragua Military Spending/Defense Budget 1968-2021

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).
  • Nicaragua military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.08B, a 1.23% increase from 2018.
  • Nicaragua military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.08B, a 5.92% decline from 2017.
  • Nicaragua military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.09B, a 1.94% increase from 2016.
  • Nicaragua military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.09B, a 14.01% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nicaragua Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.08B 0.65%
2018 $0.08B 0.62%
2017 $0.09B 0.63%
2016 $0.09B 0.64%
2015 $0.10B 0.78%
2014 $0.08B 0.69%
2013 $0.07B 0.68%
2012 $0.07B 0.67%
2011 $0.05B 0.53%
2010 $0.04B 0.51%
2009 $0.04B 0.50%
2008 $0.04B 0.50%
2007 $0.04B 0.53%
2006 $0.04B 0.55%
2005 $0.03B 0.70%
2004 $0.03B 0.73%
2003 $0.04B 0.86%
2002 $0.03B 0.87%
2001 $0.03B 0.68%
2000 $0.03B 0.78%
1999 $0.03B 0.72%
1998 $0.03B 0.74%
1997 $0.03B 0.89%
1996 $0.03B 0.95%
1995 $0.04B 1.10%
1994 $0.04B 1.19%
1993 $0.04B 2.10%
1992 $0.05B 2.63%
1991 $0.07B 4.00%
1990 $1.14B 4.00%
1981 $0.07B 4.34%
1980 $0.05B 3.35%
1979 $0.03B 3.10%
1978 $0.04B 3.22%
1977 $0.04B 2.47%
1976 $0.03B 2.07%
1975 $0.02B 1.75%
1974 $0.01B 1.45%
1973 $0.01B 1.42%
1972 $0.01B 1.87%
1971 $0.01B 1.51%
1970 $0.01B 1.58%
1969 $0.01B 1.38%
1968 $0.01B 1.46%