Philippines 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).
  • Philippines military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $3.47B, a 22.13% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $2.84B, a 30.61% decline from 2017.
  • Philippines military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $4.10B, a 22.96% increase from 2016.
  • Philippines military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $3.33B, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $71.12B
Pakistan $10.26B
Indonesia $7.66B
Ukraine $5.23B
Bangladesh $4.36B
Egypt $3.74B
Morocco $3.72B
Philippines $3.47B
Nigeria $1.86B
Sri Lanka $1.67B
Angola $1.47B
Kenya $1.15B
Tunisia $1.00B
Sudan $0.72B
Cambodia $0.60B
Bolivia $0.60B
Cameroon $0.42B
Honduras $0.40B
El Salvador $0.32B
Georgia $0.32B
Congo, Rep. $0.30B
Zambia $0.29B
Ghana $0.23B
Mauritania $0.16B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.12B
Mongolia $0.10B
Eswatini $0.09B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Papua New Guinea $0.08B
Kosovo $0.07B
Lesotho $0.04B
Moldova $0.04B
Timor-Leste $0.03B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Philippines Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $3.47B 0.96%
2018 $2.84B 0.86%
2017 $4.10B 1.31%
2016 $3.33B 1.09%
2015 $3.34B 1.14%
2014 $3.10B 1.09%
2013 $3.38B 1.24%
2012 $2.90B 1.16%
2011 $2.70B 1.21%
2010 $2.44B 1.22%
2009 $2.12B 1.26%
2008 $2.27B 1.30%
2007 $2.01B 1.35%
2006 $1.61B 1.32%
2005 $1.37B 1.33%
2004 $1.24B 1.36%
2003 $1.30B 1.55%
2002 $1.20B 1.47%
2001 $1.12B 1.47%
2000 $1.30B 1.61%
1999 $1.34B 1.62%
1998 $1.23B 1.70%
1997 $1.58B 1.91%
1996 $1.88B 2.27%
1995 $1.70B 2.29%
1994 $1.39B 2.17%
1993 $1.17B 2.16%
1992 $1.08B 2.04%
1991 $0.91B 2.01%
1990 $0.95B 2.15%
1989 $0.95B 2.24%
1988 $0.93B 2.46%
1987 $0.65B 1.97%
1986 $0.59B 1.99%
1985 $0.61B 1.98%
1984 $0.51B 1.63%
1983 $0.80B 2.41%
1982 $0.96B 2.60%
1981 $0.98B 2.76%
1980 $0.88B 2.71%
1979 $0.87B 2.96%
1978 $0.62B 2.58%
1977 $0.75B 3.62%
1976 $0.71B 3.93%
1974 $0.52B 3.56%
1973 $0.30B 2.81%
1972 $0.20B 2.34%
1971 $0.16B 2.07%
1970 $0.16B 2.16%
1969 $0.19B 2.09%
1968 $0.15B 1.87%
1967 $0.13B 1.74%
1966 $0.11B 1.65%
1965 $0.09B 1.55%
1964 $0.09B 1.70%
1963 $0.09B 1.86%
1962 $0.08B 1.81%
1961 $0.13B 1.70%
1960 $0.12B 1.78%