Nepal Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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).
  • Nepal military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.40B, a 1.53% decline from 2017.
  • Nepal military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.40B, a 13.52% increase from 2016.
  • Nepal military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.36B, a 10.1% increase from 2015.
  • Nepal military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $0.32B, a 1.32% 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
Nepal Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $0.40B 1.44%
2017 $0.40B 1.61%
2016 $0.36B 1.70%
2015 $0.32B 1.56%
2014 $0.33B 1.63%
2013 $0.28B 1.54%
2012 $0.26B 1.43%
2011 $0.28B 1.54%
2010 $0.25B 1.56%
2009 $0.21B 1.65%
2008 $0.19B 1.60%
2007 $0.17B 1.55%
2006 $0.16B 1.75%
2005 $0.16B 1.93%
2004 $0.13B 1.79%
2003 $0.10B 1.59%
2002 $0.09B 1.45%
2001 $0.06B 1.10%
2000 $0.05B 0.96%
1999 $0.05B 0.95%
1998 $0.04B 0.93%
1997 $0.04B 0.88%
1996 $0.04B 0.90%
1995 $0.04B 0.94%
1994 $0.04B 0.97%
1993 $0.04B 1.05%
1992 $0.04B 1.07%
1991 $0.04B 1.10%
1990 $0.04B 1.08%
1989 $0.04B 1.11%
1988 $0.04B 1.08%
1987 $0.03B 1.16%
1986 $0.03B 1.18%
1985 $0.03B 1.20%
1984 $0.03B 1.22%
1983 $0.03B 1.25%
1982 $0.03B 1.09%
1981 $0.02B 0.99%
1980 $0.02B 1.03%
1979 $0.02B 0.91%
1978 $0.01B 0.86%
1977 $0.01B 0.89%
1976 $0.01B 0.86%
1975 $0.01B 0.68%
1974 $0.01B 0.61%
1973 $0.01B 0.66%
1972 $0.01B 0.65%
1971 $0.01B 0.62%
1970 $0.01B 0.59%