Uganda Military Spending/Defense Budget 1962-2021

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).
  • Uganda military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.65B, a 58.13% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.41B, a 17.77% increase from 2017.
  • Uganda military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.35B, a 8.86% increase from 2016.
  • Uganda military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.32B, a 4.05% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
Tanzania $0.80B
Uganda $0.65B
Zimbabwe $0.55B
Ethiopia $0.54B
Mali $0.47B
Nepal $0.43B
Burkina Faso $0.36B
Congo, Dem. Rep. $0.35B
Senegal $0.35B
Chad $0.23B
Afghanistan $0.23B
Guinea $0.20B
Niger $0.17B
Togo $0.17B
Mozambique $0.14B
Rwanda $0.12B
South Sudan $0.09B
Somalia $0.08B
Madagascar $0.08B
Benin $0.07B
Malawi $0.07B
Burundi $0.06B
Central African Republic $0.03B
Sierra Leone $0.03B
Liberia $0.02B
Gambia $0.01B
Haiti $0.00B
Uganda Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.65B 2.05%
2018 $0.41B 1.44%
2017 $0.35B 1.29%
2016 $0.32B 1.26%
2015 $0.31B 1.21%
2014 $0.33B 1.17%
2013 $0.30B 1.16%
2012 $0.35B 1.44%
2011 $0.61B 2.88%
2010 $0.61B 3.01%
2009 $0.29B 1.58%
2008 $0.31B 1.80%
2007 $0.25B 1.87%
2006 $0.22B 2.01%
2005 $0.22B 2.26%
2004 $0.20B 2.37%
2003 $0.15B 2.27%
2002 $0.14B 2.19%
2001 $0.14B 2.25%
2000 $0.14B 2.36%
1999 $0.16B 2.66%
1998 $0.15B 2.44%
1997 $0.14B 2.12%
1996 $0.14B 2.21%
1995 $0.13B 2.10%
1994 $0.10B 2.02%
1993 $0.06B 1.93%
1992 $0.05B 1.66%
1991 $0.07B 2.51%
1990 $0.11B 2.97%
1989 $0.14B 2.73%
1988 $0.14B 2.46%
1987 $0.13B 2.59%
1986 $0.13B 2.91%
1985 $0.10B 2.66%
1984 $0.08B 2.63%
1983 $0.09B 2.22%
1982 $0.09B 1.98%
1981 $0.11B 1.89%
1980 $0.40B 2.22%
1979 $0.21B 1.69%
1978 $0.15B 1.97%
1977 $0.13B 2.04%
1976 $0.10B 3.19%
1975 $0.09B 2.82%
1974 $0.08B 3.62%
1973 $0.06B 3.50%
1972 $0.06B 4.06%
1971 $0.05B 3.47%
1970 $0.03B 1.97%
1969 $0.02B 1.82%
1968 $0.02B 1.79%
1967 $0.02B 1.62%
1966 $0.01B 1.44%
1965 $0.01B 1.13%
1964 $0.01B 0.65%
1963 $0.00B 0.37%
1962 $0.00B 0.11%