Zambia Military Spending/Defense Budget 1984-2020

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 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.
  • Zambia military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $0.37B, a 16.04% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $66.51B
Pakistan $11.38B
Indonesia $7.44B
Vietnam $5.50B
Ukraine $4.75B
Bangladesh $3.89B
Philippines $3.77B
Morocco $3.70B
Egypt $3.11B
Nigeria $2.04B
Myanmar $2.03B
Angola $1.98B
Sri Lanka $1.68B
Kenya $1.10B
Sudan $1.05B
Tunisia $0.84B
Bolivia $0.62B
Cambodia $0.54B
Cameroon $0.43B
Honduras $0.41B
Zambia $0.38B
Georgia $0.32B
Congo, Rep. $0.29B
El Salvador $0.27B
Ghana $0.22B
Mauritania $0.16B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.12B
Mongolia $0.10B
Eswatini $0.09B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Kosovo $0.06B
Papua New Guinea $0.06B
Lesotho $0.05B
Moldova $0.03B
Timor-Leste $0.02B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Zambia Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $0.38B 1.40%
2017 $0.34B 1.31%
2016 $0.30B 1.42%
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%