Saudi Arabia Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2022

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).
  • Saudi Arabia military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $57.52B, a 7.15% decline from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $61.95B, a 16.82% decline from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $74.48B, a 5.79% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $70.40B, a 10.57% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $778.23B
United Kingdom $59.24B
Saudi Arabia $57.52B
Germany $52.76B
France $52.75B
Japan $49.15B
South Korea $45.74B
Italy $28.92B
Australia $27.54B
Canada $22.75B
Israel $21.70B
Spain $17.43B
Poland $13.03B
Netherlands $12.58B
Singapore $10.86B
Norway $7.11B
Kuwait $6.94B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $6.45B
Switzerland $5.70B
Belgium $5.46B
Greece $5.30B
Denmark $4.95B
Portugal $4.64B
Chile $4.60B
Finland $4.09B
Austria $3.60B
Czech Republic $3.25B
New Zealand $3.01B
Argentina $2.91B
Hungary $2.41B
Slovak Republic $1.84B
Bahrain $1.40B
Lithuania $1.17B
Uruguay $1.16B
Ireland $1.14B
Croatia $1.03B
Latvia $0.76B
Estonia $0.70B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Cyprus $0.42B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.16B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Saudi Arabia Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $57.52B 8.45%
2019 $61.95B 7.81%
2018 $74.48B 9.47%
2017 $70.40B 10.22%
2016 $63.67B 9.87%
2015 $87.19B 13.33%
2014 $80.76B 10.68%
2013 $67.02B 8.98%
2012 $56.50B 7.68%
2011 $48.53B 7.23%
2010 $45.24B 8.57%
2009 $41.27B 9.62%
2008 $38.22B 7.35%
2007 $35.47B 8.53%
2006 $29.58B 7.85%
2005 $25.39B 7.73%
2004 $20.91B 8.08%
2003 $18.75B 8.69%
2002 $18.50B 9.76%
2001 $21.03B 11.42%
2000 $19.96B 10.53%
1999 $18.32B 11.38%
1998 $20.86B 14.31%
1997 $18.13B 11.00%
1996 $13.34B 8.47%
1995 $13.20B 9.28%
1994 $14.28B 10.64%
1993 $16.45B 12.47%
1992 $15.36B 11.28%
1991 $16.36B 12.47%
1990 $16.36B 14.02%
1989 $12.75B 13.39%
1988 $13.35B 15.15%
1987 $14.46B 16.90%
1985 $17.66B 17.00%
1984 $22.67B 19.00%
1983 $21.87B 16.97%
1982 $27.10B 17.72%
1981 $24.40B 13.27%
1980 $20.72B 12.61%
1979 $17.62B 15.77%
1978 $13.40B 16.74%
1977 $11.58B 15.65%
1973 $1.57B 10.84%
1972 $0.93B 10.08%
1971 $0.59B 8.64%
1970 $0.47B 9.40%
1969 $0.43B 9.57%
1968 $0.34B 8.09%
1967 $0.34B 11.51%
1966 $0.30B 11.32%
1965 $0.18B 7.69%
1964 $0.12B 5.97%
1963 $0.11B 5.90%
1962 $0.08B 5.90%
1961 $0.07B 5.90%
1960 $0.14B 5.90%