Syrian Arab Republic 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).
  • Syrian Arab Republic military spending/defense budget for 2011 was $2.49B, a 6.35% increase from 2010.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military spending/defense budget for 2010 was $2.35B, a 7.52% increase from 2009.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military spending/defense budget for 2009 was $2.18B, a 25.95% increase from 2008.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military spending/defense budget for 2008 was $1.73B, a 8.34% increase from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Syrian Arab Republic $2.49B
Yemen $1.61B
South Sudan $1.05B
Chad $0.61B
Uganda $0.61B
Ethiopia $0.33B
Afghanistan $0.33B
Tanzania $0.31B
Nepal $0.28B
Congo, Dem. Rep. $0.24B
Senegal $0.23B
Zimbabwe $0.20B
Mali $0.16B
Burkina Faso $0.14B
Mozambique $0.12B
Niger $0.08B
Rwanda $0.08B
Madagascar $0.07B
Tajikistan $0.07B
Togo $0.06B
Malawi $0.05B
Central African Republic $0.05B
Sierra Leone $0.03B
Guinea-Bissau $0.02B
Liberia $0.01B
Syrian Arab Republic Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2011 $2.49B 0.00%
2010 $2.35B 4.06%
2009 $2.18B 4.03%
2008 $1.73B 3.55%
2007 $1.60B 4.10%
2006 $1.44B 4.39%
2005 $1.45B 5.03%
2004 $1.39B 5.54%
2003 $1.44B 6.25%
2002 $1.10B 5.41%
2001 $1.02B 5.48%
2000 $0.90B 5.45%
1999 $1.13B 5.81%
1998 $1.10B 5.81%
1997 $1.05B 5.88%
1996 $1.00B 6.04%
1995 $0.96B 6.95%
1994 $1.64B 7.36%
1993 $1.43B 7.24%
1992 $2.98B 8.99%
1991 $2.89B 10.43%
1990 $1.64B 6.87%
1989 $1.48B 7.97%
1988 $3.72B 7.85%
1987 $3.65B 11.22%
1986 $3.68B 14.45%
1985 $3.51B 16.56%
1984 $3.39B 17.69%
1983 $2.73B 14.64%
1982 $2.73B 15.56%
1981 $2.44B 14.55%
1980 $2.25B 17.25%
1979 $1.58B 15.93%
1978 $1.21B 14.71%
1977 $1.00B 14.50%
1976 $0.95B 14.73%
1975 $0.89B 15.95%
1974 $0.54B 12.66%
1973 $0.39B 15.07%
1972 $0.26B 10.77%
1971 $0.18B 8.44%
1970 $0.20B 11.22%
1969 $0.19B 10.83%
1968 $0.19B 12.16%
1967 $0.12B 8.21%
1966 $0.10B 7.75%
1965 $0.12B 8.88%
1964 $0.11B 8.64%
1962 $0.15B 13.47%
1961 $0.09B 9.54%
1960 $0.09B 10.52%