Romania 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).
  • Romania military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $4.94B, a 13.44% increase from 2018.
  • Romania military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $4.36B, a 20.35% increase from 2017.
  • Romania military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $3.62B, a 36.98% increase from 2016.
  • Romania military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $2.64B, a 2.46% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $261.08B
Russia $65.10B
Brazil $26.95B
Turkey $20.45B
Iran $12.62B
Algeria $10.30B
Colombia $10.08B
Iraq $7.60B
Thailand $7.31B
Mexico $6.54B
Romania $4.94B
Malaysia $3.77B
South Africa $3.47B
Peru $2.72B
Lebanon $2.52B
Ecuador $2.47B
Bulgaria $2.13B
Jordan $2.03B
Azerbaijan $1.85B
Kazakhstan $1.77B
Serbia $1.14B
Belarus $0.78B
Armenia $0.67B
Dominican Republic $0.62B
Botswana $0.52B
Namibia $0.41B
Paraguay $0.40B
Guatemala $0.34B
Gabon $0.27B
Jamaica $0.25B
Albania $0.20B
Bosnia $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.15B
Montenegro $0.09B
Fiji $0.08B
Guyana $0.07B
Belize $0.02B
Mauritius $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Romania Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $4.94B 2.04%
2018 $4.36B 1.82%
2017 $3.62B 1.72%
2016 $2.64B 1.40%
2015 $2.58B 1.45%
2014 $2.69B 1.35%
2013 $2.45B 1.28%
2012 $2.10B 1.23%
2011 $2.38B 1.30%
2010 $2.09B 1.26%
2009 $2.23B 1.29%
2008 $3.00B 1.40%
2007 $2.61B 1.48%
2006 $2.25B 1.82%
2005 $1.98B 1.98%
2004 $1.53B 2.01%
2003 $1.25B 2.09%
2002 $1.06B 2.29%
2001 $0.99B 2.42%
2000 $0.94B 2.50%
1999 $0.96B 2.64%
1998 $1.25B 3.00%
1997 $1.07B 3.02%
1996 $0.87B 2.37%
1995 $0.98B 2.61%
1994 $0.94B 3.11%
1993 $0.72B 2.74%
1992 $0.83B 4.25%
1991 $1.38B 4.77%
1990 $1.74B 4.55%
1989 $2.57B 4.80%
1988 $2.52B 4.21%
1987 $2.27B 3.91%
1986 $2.31B 4.45%
1985 $2.05B 4.30%
1984 $0.73B 1.91%
1983 $0.89B 1.99%
1982 $0.99B 2.04%
1981 $0.92B 2.20%
1980 $0.76B 2.20%
1979 $0.86B 2.20%
1978 $0.83B 2.20%
1977 $0.72B 2.20%
1976 $0.69B 2.20%
1975 $0.64B 2.20%
1974 $0.57B 2.20%
1973 $0.55B 2.20%
1972 $1.82B 2.20%
1971 $1.62B 2.20%
1970 $1.54B 2.20%
1969 $1.38B 2.20%
1968 $1.26B 2.20%
1967 $1.12B 2.20%
1966 $1.08B 2.20%
1965 $1.03B 2.20%
1964 $0.95B 2.20%
1963 $0.90B 2.20%
1962 $0.90B 2.20%
1961 $0.79B 2.20%
1960 $0.74B 2.20%