Vietnam Military Spending/Defense Budget 1987-2021

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).
  • Vietnam military spending/defense budget for 2011 was $2.69B, a 0.53% increase from 2010.
  • Vietnam military spending/defense budget for 2010 was $2.67B, a 11.28% increase from 2009.
  • Vietnam military spending/defense budget for 2009 was $2.40B, a 12.34% increase from 2008.
  • Vietnam military spending/defense budget for 2008 was $2.14B, a 19.81% increase from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $49.63B
Pakistan $6.95B
Indonesia $5.84B
Egypt $4.46B
Angola $3.64B
Morocco $3.34B
Philippines $2.70B
Vietnam $2.69B
Ukraine $2.50B
Nigeria $2.38B
Bangladesh $1.80B
Sri Lanka $1.75B
Tunisia $0.72B
Kenya $0.65B
Georgia $0.47B
Bolivia $0.40B
Cameroon $0.35B
Zambia $0.31B
Ghana $0.23B
El Salvador $0.22B
Honduras $0.20B
Cambodia $0.19B
Eswatini $0.11B
Mongolia $0.09B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.09B
Papua New Guinea $0.06B
Lesotho $0.06B
Nicaragua $0.05B
Kosovo $0.05B
Moldova $0.02B
Timor-Leste $0.02B
Lao PDR $0.02B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Vietnam Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2011 $2.69B 1.98%
2010 $2.67B 2.31%
2009 $2.40B 2.27%
2008 $2.14B 2.16%
2007 $1.78B 2.30%
2006 $1.29B 1.94%
2005 $1.03B 1.78%
2004 $0.92B 2.01%
2003 $0.84B 2.13%
1994 $0.43B 2.65%
1993 $0.30B 2.26%
1992 $0.33B 3.37%
1991 $0.43B 5.60%
1990 $0.51B 7.91%
1989 $0.46B 7.29%
1988 $1.31B 7.10%
1987 $1.32B 3.95%