Pakistan Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2020

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).
  • Pakistan military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $11.38B, a 0.75% decline from 2017.
  • Pakistan military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $11.46B, a 14.91% increase from 2016.
  • Pakistan military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $9.97B, a 5.17% increase from 2015.
  • Pakistan military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $9.48B, a 9.57% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $66.51B
Pakistan $11.38B
Indonesia $7.44B
Vietnam $5.50B
Ukraine $4.75B
Bangladesh $3.89B
Philippines $3.77B
Morocco $3.70B
Egypt $3.11B
Nigeria $2.04B
Myanmar $2.03B
Angola $1.98B
Sri Lanka $1.68B
Kenya $1.10B
Sudan $1.05B
Tunisia $0.84B
Bolivia $0.62B
Cambodia $0.54B
Cameroon $0.43B
Honduras $0.41B
Zambia $0.38B
Georgia $0.32B
Congo, Rep. $0.29B
El Salvador $0.27B
Ghana $0.22B
Mauritania $0.16B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.12B
Mongolia $0.10B
Eswatini $0.09B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Kosovo $0.06B
Papua New Guinea $0.06B
Lesotho $0.05B
Moldova $0.03B
Timor-Leste $0.02B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Pakistan Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $11.38B 4.03%
2017 $11.46B 3.77%
2016 $9.97B 3.59%
2015 $9.48B 3.55%
2014 $8.65B 3.48%
2013 $7.65B 3.47%
2012 $7.48B 3.48%
2011 $6.95B 3.29%
2010 $5.97B 3.42%
2009 $5.27B 3.27%
2008 $5.23B 3.46%
2007 $5.34B 3.51%
2006 $4.97B 3.65%
2005 $4.59B 3.90%
2004 $4.13B 3.96%
2003 $3.72B 4.09%
2002 $3.27B 4.07%
2001 $2.84B 3.88%
2000 $2.97B 4.17%
1999 $3.08B 5.19%
1998 $3.22B 5.42%
1997 $3.32B 5.62%
1996 $3.55B 6.04%
1995 $3.67B 5.82%
1994 $3.32B 5.92%
1993 $3.31B 6.43%
1992 $3.39B 6.70%
1991 $3.07B 6.57%
1990 $2.81B 6.52%
1989 $2.58B 6.53%
1988 $2.72B 6.79%
1987 $2.50B 6.97%
1986 $2.28B 6.99%
1985 $2.14B 6.92%
1984 $2.11B 6.66%
1983 $1.99B 6.64%
1982 $1.85B 6.38%
1981 $1.74B 5.71%
1980 $1.43B 5.52%
1979 $1.18B 5.45%
1978 $1.03B 5.50%
1977 $0.91B 5.55%
1976 $0.83B 5.89%
1975 $0.77B 6.32%
1974 $0.61B 6.09%
1973 $0.48B 6.21%
1972 $0.48B 6.87%
1971 $0.74B 6.74%
1970 $0.64B 6.16%
1969 $0.55B 5.51%
1968 $0.49B 5.10%
1967 $0.48B 5.40%
1966 $0.55B 6.73%
1965 $0.44B 5.90%
1964 $0.26B 3.87%
1963 $0.22B 3.65%
1962 $0.20B 3.66%
1961 $0.21B 4.10%
1960 $0.21B 4.31%