OECD members 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).
  • OECD members military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $1,208.89B, a 4.56% increase from 2018.
  • OECD members military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1,156.19B, a 6.1% increase from 2017.
  • OECD members military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $1,089.67B, a 2.52% increase from 2016.
  • OECD members military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $1,062.88B, a 1.7% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
World $1,868.08B
OECD members $1,208.89B
North America $753.95B
East Asia & Pacific $426.59B
European Union $219.62B
Euro Area $184.34B
South Asia $88.06B
Latin America & Caribbean $61.51B
Sub-Saharan Africa $17.63B
OECD members Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $1,208.89B 2.25%
2018 $1,156.19B 2.17%
2017 $1,089.67B 2.17%
2016 $1,062.88B 2.20%
2015 $1,045.15B 2.21%
2014 $1,111.45B 2.22%
2013 $1,141.41B 2.33%
2012 $1,194.57B 2.47%
2011 $1,239.91B 2.55%
2010 $1,197.94B 2.65%
2009 $1,159.72B 2.70%
2008 $1,126.77B 2.46%
2007 $1,019.55B 2.36%
2006 $940.92B 2.38%
2005 $902.49B 2.41%
2004 $848.57B 2.39%
2003 $757.18B 2.37%
2002 $647.95B 2.27%
2001 $584.32B 2.14%
2000 $582.06B 2.11%
1999 $571.32B 2.11%
1998 $556.81B 2.29%
1997 $564.64B 2.34%
1996 $581.05B 2.38%
1995 $589.91B 2.45%
1994 $580.09B 2.64%
1993 $581.33B 2.86%
1992 $605.38B 3.09%
1991 $570.59B 3.10%
1990 $586.42B 3.51%
1989 $545.26B 3.65%
1988 $534.42B 3.71%
1987 $509.69B 4.03%
1986 $466.74B 4.30%
1985 $407.27B 4.49%
1984 $378.31B 4.36%
1983 $360.24B 4.36%
1982 $360.93B 4.56%
1981 $316.52B 3.83%
1980 $289.11B 3.58%
1979 $253.68B 3.49%
1978 $229.51B 3.49%
1977 $209.07B 3.71%
1976 $188.18B 3.77%
1975 $182.00B 4.02%
1974 $166.70B 4.15%
1973 $149.05B 4.15%
1972 $136.01B 4.69%
1971 $125.50B 5.05%
1970 $125.49B 5.73%
1969 $123.57B 5.82%
1968 $120.77B 6.31%
1967 $113.81B 6.43%
1966 $99.48B 5.97%
1965 $85.53B 5.57%
1964 $82.89B 5.87%
1963 $82.45B 6.40%
1962 $80.41B 6.81%
1961 $72.98B 6.95%
1960 $69.07B 6.98%