Qatar Military Spending/Defense Budget 1980-2021

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).
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2010 was $1.88B, a 3.67% decline from 2009.
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2009 was $1.95B, a 15.93% decline from 2008.
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2008 was $2.32B, a 48.35% increase from 2007.
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2007 was $1.56B, a 46.59% increase from 2006.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $738.01B
United Kingdom $58.08B
Japan $54.66B
France $52.04B
Saudi Arabia $45.24B
Germany $44.85B
Italy $32.02B
South Korea $28.18B
Australia $23.22B
Spain $19.71B
Canada $19.32B
UAE $17.50B
Israel $13.88B
Netherlands $11.22B
Poland $8.79B
Greece $8.16B
Singapore $8.11B
Norway $6.50B
Sweden $5.89B
Belgium $5.24B
Chile $4.89B
Portugal $4.72B
Denmark $4.50B
Kuwait $4.34B
Switzerland $4.12B
Finland $3.72B
Oman $3.67B
Argentina $3.48B
Austria $3.22B
Czech Republic $2.50B
New Zealand $1.93B
Qatar $1.88B
Hungary $1.35B
Ireland $1.27B
Slovak Republic $1.14B
Croatia $1.02B
Bahrain $0.84B
Slovenia $0.77B
Uruguay $0.76B
Cyprus $0.48B
Brunei $0.39B
Estonia $0.33B
Lithuania $0.33B
Luxembourg $0.27B
Latvia $0.26B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.14B
Malta $0.06B
Seychelles $0.01B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Qatar Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2010 $1.88B 1.50%
2009 $1.95B 1.99%
2008 $2.32B 2.01%
2007 $1.56B 1.96%
2006 $1.07B 1.75%
2005 $0.89B 1.99%
2004 $0.77B 2.43%
2003 $0.78B 3.33%
2002 $0.76B 3.93%
1991 $0.90B 13.01%
1990 $0.79B 10.74%
1989 $0.85B 13.08%
1988 $0.98B 16.27%
1987 $0.87B 15.89%
1985 $1.53B 24.85%
1984 $0.87B 12.73%
1983 $0.91B 13.96%
1982 $1.47B 19.28%
1981 $1.06B 12.22%
1980 $0.62B 7.87%