Zambia Military Spending/Defense Budget 1984-2021

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).
  • Zambia military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.29B, a 22.42% decline from 2018.
  • Zambia military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.38B, a 11.29% increase from 2017.
  • Zambia military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.34B, a 13.41% increase from 2016.
  • Zambia military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.30B, a 19.58% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $71.12B
Pakistan $10.26B
Indonesia $7.66B
Ukraine $5.23B
Bangladesh $4.36B
Egypt $3.74B
Morocco $3.72B
Philippines $3.47B
Nigeria $1.86B
Sri Lanka $1.67B
Angola $1.47B
Kenya $1.15B
Tunisia $1.00B
Sudan $0.72B
Cambodia $0.60B
Bolivia $0.60B
Cameroon $0.42B
Honduras $0.40B
El Salvador $0.32B
Georgia $0.32B
Congo, Rep. $0.30B
Zambia $0.29B
Ghana $0.23B
Mauritania $0.16B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.12B
Mongolia $0.10B
Eswatini $0.09B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Papua New Guinea $0.08B
Kosovo $0.07B
Lesotho $0.04B
Moldova $0.04B
Timor-Leste $0.03B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Zambia Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.29B 1.21%
2018 $0.38B 1.42%
2017 $0.34B 1.31%
2016 $0.30B 1.43%
2015 $0.37B 1.75%
2014 $0.44B 1.63%
2013 $0.38B 1.36%
2012 $0.35B 1.36%
2011 $0.31B 1.32%
2010 $0.28B 1.38%
2009 $0.22B 1.44%
2008 $0.28B 1.55%
2007 $0.23B 1.65%
2006 $0.21B 1.61%
2005 $0.14B 1.67%
2004 $0.10B 1.58%
1999 $0.06B 1.65%
1997 $0.04B 1.01%
1996 $0.04B 1.05%
1995 $0.06B 1.45%
1994 $0.06B 1.72%
1993 $0.05B 1.43%
1992 $0.10B 2.71%
1991 $0.09B 2.34%
1990 $0.14B 3.41%
1989 $0.17B 4.20%
1988 $0.09B 2.39%
1987 $0.07B 3.22%
1986 $0.06B 3.66%
1985 $0.05B 2.36%
1984 $0.08B 3.00%