Singapore Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2020

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).
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $10.84B, a 6.33% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $10.20B, a 3.27% increase from 2016.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $9.87B, a 5.22% increase from 2015.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $9.38B, a 2.22% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $648.80B
Saudi Arabia $67.55B
France $63.80B
United Kingdom $50.00B
Germany $49.47B
Japan $46.62B
South Korea $43.07B
Italy $27.81B
Australia $26.71B
Canada $21.62B
Spain $18.25B
Israel $15.95B
Poland $11.60B
Netherlands $11.24B
Singapore $10.84B
Kuwait $7.30B
Norway $7.07B
Oman $6.71B
Sweden $5.76B
Chile $5.57B
Greece $5.23B
Belgium $4.96B
Switzerland $4.80B
Portugal $4.25B
Denmark $4.23B
Argentina $4.14B
Finland $3.85B
Austria $3.37B
Czech Republic $2.71B
New Zealand $2.26B
Hungary $1.64B
Bahrain $1.40B
Slovak Republic $1.28B
Ireland $1.21B
Uruguay $1.17B
Lithuania $1.03B
Croatia $0.89B
Latvia $0.68B
Estonia $0.62B
Slovenia $0.53B
Luxembourg $0.42B
Cyprus $0.38B
Brunei $0.35B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.17B
Malta $0.07B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Singapore Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $10.84B 3.14%
2017 $10.20B 3.15%
2016 $9.87B 3.19%
2015 $9.38B 3.09%
2014 $9.60B 3.08%
2013 $9.35B 3.07%
2012 $9.17B 3.16%
2011 $8.92B 3.23%
2010 $8.11B 3.43%
2009 $7.54B 3.92%
2008 $7.45B 3.88%
2007 $6.52B 3.62%
2006 $5.83B 3.95%
2005 $5.46B 4.29%
2004 $5.04B 4.42%
2003 $4.72B 4.87%
2002 $4.53B 4.93%
2001 $4.31B 4.83%
2000 $4.33B 4.52%
1999 $4.49B 5.21%
1998 $4.47B 5.21%
1997 $4.46B 4.45%
1996 $4.10B 4.25%
1995 $3.67B 4.18%
1994 $2.80B 3.79%
1993 $2.48B 4.09%
1992 $2.33B 4.47%
1991 $2.02B 4.45%
1990 $1.80B 4.63%
1989 $1.41B 4.49%
1988 $1.21B 4.55%
1987 $1.05B 4.87%
1986 $1.02B 5.44%
1985 $1.05B 5.66%
1984 $0.92B 4.70%
1983 $0.73B 4.07%
1982 $0.74B 4.65%
1981 $0.68B 4.74%
1980 $0.56B 4.64%
1979 $0.45B 4.65%
1978 $0.42B 5.20%
1977 $0.38B 5.68%
1976 $0.31B 5.04%
1975 $0.27B 4.65%
1974 $0.23B 4.29%
1973 $0.20B 4.70%
1972 $0.15B 5.09%
1971 $0.13B 5.64%
1970 $0.10B 5.40%