New Zealand 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).
  • New Zealand military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $2.93B, a 15.92% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $2.53B, a 8.46% increase from 2017.
  • New Zealand military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $2.33B, a 11.22% increase from 2016.
  • New Zealand military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $2.09B, a 7.7% 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
New Zealand Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $2.93B 1.50%
2018 $2.53B 1.29%
2017 $2.33B 1.21%
2016 $2.09B 1.18%
2015 $1.94B 1.15%
2014 $2.27B 1.18%
2013 $2.13B 1.20%
2012 $2.09B 1.21%
2011 $2.08B 1.29%
2010 $1.93B 1.38%
2009 $1.62B 1.37%
2008 $1.66B 1.26%
2007 $1.71B 1.36%
2006 $1.46B 1.39%
2005 $1.39B 1.28%
2004 $1.29B 1.34%
2003 $1.13B 1.44%
2002 $0.87B 1.45%
2001 $0.80B 1.58%
2000 $0.86B 1.67%
1999 $0.97B 1.62%
1998 $0.97B 1.70%
1997 $1.18B 1.70%
1996 $1.24B 1.78%
1995 $1.15B 1.82%
1994 $0.98B 1.83%
1993 $0.87B 1.90%
1992 $0.87B 2.07%
1991 $0.99B 2.26%
1990 $1.06B 2.33%
1989 $0.96B 2.15%
1988 $0.96B 2.08%
1987 $0.93B 2.41%
1986 $0.69B 2.37%
1985 $0.53B 2.36%
1984 $0.53B 2.38%
1983 $0.57B 2.44%
1982 $0.61B 2.58%
1981 $0.66B 2.73%
1980 $0.68B 3.02%
1979 $0.44B 2.16%
1978 $0.39B 2.21%
1977 $0.31B 2.12%
1976 $0.27B 1.94%
1975 $0.29B 2.08%
1974 $0.29B 2.07%
1973 $0.25B 1.97%
1972 $0.21B 2.18%
1971 $0.18B 2.32%
1970 $0.17B 2.63%
1969 $0.15B 2.57%
1968 $0.14B 2.73%
1967 $0.15B 2.62%
1966 $0.15B 2.64%
1965 $0.13B 2.36%
1964 $0.12B 2.47%
1963 $0.10B 2.20%
1962 $0.10B 2.31%
1961 $0.10B 2.49%
1960 $0.10B 2.69%