Turkey 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).
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $18.97B, a 6.41% increase from 2017.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $17.82B, a 0.17% decline from 2016.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $17.85B, a 12.42% increase from 2015.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $15.88B, a 10.64% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $250.00B
Russia $61.39B
Brazil $27.77B
Turkey $18.97B
Iran $13.19B
Colombia $10.60B
Algeria $9.58B
Thailand $6.83B
Mexico $6.57B
Iraq $6.32B
Romania $4.61B
South Africa $3.64B
Malaysia $3.47B
Lebanon $2.78B
Peru $2.71B
Ecuador $2.55B
Jordan $1.96B
Azerbaijan $1.71B
Kazakhstan $1.61B
Bulgaria $1.10B
Serbia $0.90B
Belarus $0.72B
Armenia $0.61B
Dominican Republic $0.60B
Botswana $0.53B
Namibia $0.45B
Paraguay $0.39B
Guatemala $0.28B
Gabon $0.26B
Bosnia $0.22B
Jamaica $0.21B
Albania $0.18B
North Macedonia $0.12B
Montenegro $0.08B
Guyana $0.06B
Fiji $0.05B
Mauritius $0.02B
Belize $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Turkey Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $18.97B 2.50%
2017 $17.82B 2.07%
2016 $17.85B 2.07%
2015 $15.88B 1.85%
2014 $17.77B 1.90%
2013 $18.66B 1.96%
2012 $17.96B 2.05%
2011 $17.30B 2.08%
2010 $17.94B 2.32%
2009 $16.35B 2.54%
2008 $17.13B 2.24%
2007 $15.32B 2.27%
2006 $13.36B 2.42%
2005 $12.08B 2.41%
2004 $10.92B 2.70%
2003 $10.28B 3.30%
2002 $9.05B 3.80%
2001 $7.22B 3.60%
2000 $9.99B 3.66%
1999 $9.95B 3.89%
1998 $8.78B 3.18%
1997 $7.79B 4.10%
1996 $7.51B 4.14%
1995 $6.61B 3.90%
1994 $5.29B 4.05%
1993 $7.08B 3.92%
1992 $6.16B 3.87%
1991 $5.67B 3.75%
1990 $5.32B 3.53%
1989 $3.37B 3.15%
1988 $2.66B 2.93%
1987 $2.89B 3.33%
1986 $2.77B 3.64%
1985 $2.37B 3.53%
1984 $2.19B 3.60%
1983 $2.47B 3.94%
1982 $2.75B 4.30%
1981 $2.81B 3.82%
1980 $2.67B 3.90%
1979 $3.00B 3.36%
1978 $2.73B 4.19%
1977 $2.77B 4.71%
1976 $2.53B 4.94%
1975 $2.28B 5.12%
1974 $1.14B 3.19%
1973 $0.86B 3.35%
1972 $0.70B 3.45%
1971 $0.57B 3.50%
1970 $0.56B 3.26%
1969 $0.60B 3.08%
1968 $0.57B 3.28%
1967 $0.51B 3.26%
1966 $0.44B 3.14%
1965 $0.42B 3.55%
1964 $0.38B 3.42%
1963 $0.35B 3.39%
1962 $0.33B 3.71%
1961 $0.30B 3.76%
1960 $0.47B 3.53%