Netherlands Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2022

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).
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $12.58B, a 4.81% increase from 2019.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $12.00B, a 7.97% increase from 2018.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $11.11B, a 16.01% increase from 2017.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $9.58B, a 5.11% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $778.23B
United Kingdom $59.24B
Saudi Arabia $57.52B
Germany $52.76B
France $52.75B
Japan $49.15B
South Korea $45.74B
Italy $28.92B
Australia $27.54B
Canada $22.75B
Israel $21.70B
Spain $17.43B
Poland $13.03B
Netherlands $12.58B
Singapore $10.86B
Norway $7.11B
Kuwait $6.94B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $6.45B
Switzerland $5.70B
Belgium $5.46B
Greece $5.30B
Denmark $4.95B
Portugal $4.64B
Chile $4.60B
Finland $4.09B
Austria $3.60B
Czech Republic $3.25B
New Zealand $3.01B
Argentina $2.91B
Hungary $2.41B
Slovak Republic $1.84B
Bahrain $1.40B
Lithuania $1.17B
Uruguay $1.16B
Ireland $1.14B
Croatia $1.03B
Latvia $0.76B
Estonia $0.70B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Cyprus $0.42B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.16B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Panama $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
Netherlands Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $12.58B 1.42%
2019 $12.00B 1.32%
2018 $11.11B 1.22%
2017 $9.58B 1.16%
2016 $9.12B 1.16%
2015 $8.67B 1.13%
2014 $10.33B 1.16%
2013 $10.23B 1.17%
2012 $10.36B 1.24%
2011 $11.65B 1.29%
2010 $11.22B 1.33%
2009 $12.13B 1.40%
2008 $12.37B 1.31%
2007 $11.48B 1.35%
2006 $10.22B 1.39%
2005 $9.57B 1.40%
2004 $9.38B 1.43%
2003 $8.36B 1.44%
2002 $6.73B 1.43%
2001 $6.20B 1.44%
2000 $5.97B 1.43%
1999 $7.03B 1.59%
1998 $6.84B 1.58%
1997 $6.84B 1.66%
1996 $7.83B 1.76%
1995 $8.01B 1.79%
1994 $7.14B 1.91%
1993 $7.05B 2.03%
1992 $7.90B 2.21%
1991 $7.25B 2.25%
1990 $7.42B 2.37%
1989 $6.40B 2.52%
1988 $6.73B 2.61%
1987 $6.54B 2.71%
1986 $5.35B 2.73%
1985 $3.88B 2.77%
1984 $3.98B 2.86%
1983 $4.26B 2.85%
1982 $4.83B 3.14%
1981 $4.53B 2.86%
1980 $5.27B 2.78%
1979 $5.04B 2.84%
1978 $4.23B 2.75%
1977 $3.70B 2.95%
1976 $2.90B 2.69%
1975 $2.81B 2.84%
1974 $2.29B 2.65%
1973 $1.92B 2.70%
1972 $1.52B 2.82%
1971 $1.25B 2.84%
1970 $1.08B 2.87%
1969 $1.02B 3.23%
1968 $0.91B 3.26%
1967 $0.88B 3.52%
1966 $0.77B 3.37%
1965 $0.75B 3.57%
1964 $0.74B 3.93%
1963 $0.64B 4.01%
1962 $0.60B 4.12%
1961 $0.55B 4.09%
1960 $0.45B 3.70%