Netherlands 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).
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $12.06B, a 8.5% 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.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $9.12B, a 5.16% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $731.75B
Saudi Arabia $61.87B
France $50.12B
Germany $49.28B
United Kingdom $48.65B
Japan $47.61B
South Korea $43.89B
Italy $26.79B
Australia $25.91B
Canada $22.20B
Israel $20.46B
Spain $17.18B
Netherlands $12.06B
Poland $11.90B
Singapore $11.21B
Kuwait $7.71B
Norway $7.00B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $5.92B
Greece $5.47B
Chile $5.18B
Switzerland $5.18B
Belgium $4.82B
Denmark $4.56B
Portugal $4.51B
Finland $3.97B
Austria $3.24B
Argentina $3.14B
New Zealand $2.93B
Czech Republic $2.91B
Hungary $1.90B
Slovak Republic $1.87B
Bahrain $1.40B
Uruguay $1.15B
Ireland $1.11B
Lithuania $1.08B
Croatia $1.01B
Latvia $0.71B
Estonia $0.66B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.43B
Brunei $0.41B
Cyprus $0.40B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.17B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Netherlands Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $12.06B 1.34%
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%