Zimbabwe Military Spending/Defense Budget 1965-2021

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).
  • Zimbabwe military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.55B, a 30.11% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.42B, a 23.45% increase from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.34B, a 4.9% decline from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.36B, a 4.94% decline 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
Zimbabwe Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.55B 0.70%
2018 $0.42B 1.22%
2017 $0.34B 1.54%
2016 $0.36B 1.74%
2015 $0.38B 1.89%
2014 $0.37B 1.89%
2013 $0.36B 1.87%
2012 $0.32B 1.86%
2011 $0.20B 1.41%
2010 $0.10B 0.82%
2006 $0.16B 2.22%
2005 $0.13B 1.63%
2004 $0.26B 3.04%
2003 $0.19B 2.30%
2002 $0.68B 7.08%
2001 $0.29B 2.87%
2000 $0.35B 3.42%
1999 $0.26B 2.51%
1998 $0.31B 2.83%
1997 $0.31B 3.46%
1996 $0.29B 3.33%
1995 $0.26B 3.68%
1994 $0.25B 3.60%
1993 $0.25B 3.81%
1992 $0.30B 4.39%
1991 $0.38B 4.60%
1990 $0.42B 4.74%
1989 $0.41B 4.93%
1988 $0.41B 5.21%
1987 $0.39B 5.82%
1986 $0.34B 5.50%
1985 $0.31B 5.49%
1984 $0.36B 5.68%
1983 $0.43B 5.56%
1982 $0.44B 5.12%
1981 $0.39B 4.86%
1980 $0.44B 6.63%
1979 $0.44B 8.52%
1978 $0.35B 7.99%
1977 $0.29B 6.54%
1976 $0.20B 4.63%
1975 $0.15B 3.40%
1974 $0.12B 2.98%
1973 $0.09B 2.63%
1972 $0.06B 2.18%
1971 $0.05B 2.29%
1970 $0.05B 2.44%
1969 $0.04B 2.42%
1968 $0.03B 2.07%
1967 $0.02B 1.36%
1966 $0.02B 1.32%
1965 $0.02B 1.19%