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 2019 was $20.45B, a 4.07% increase from 2018.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $19.65B, a 10.25% increase from 2017.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $17.82B, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $17.83B, a 13.78% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Turkey Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $20.45B 2.72%
2018 $19.65B 2.55%
2017 $17.82B 2.07%
2016 $17.83B 2.06%
2015 $15.67B 1.82%
2014 $17.58B 1.88%
2013 $18.43B 1.94%
2012 $17.69B 2.02%
2011 $17.01B 2.04%
2010 $17.65B 2.29%
2009 $16.05B 2.49%
2008 $16.81B 2.20%
2007 $14.99B 2.22%
2006 $13.04B 2.36%
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%