Bulgaria Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2024

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).
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2022 was $1.34B, a 4.76% increase from 2021.
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $1.28B, a 13.96% increase from 2020.
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $1.12B, a 48.16% decline from 2019.
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $2.16B, a 124.55% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Colombia $9.94B
Algeria $9.15B
Mexico $8.54B
Iran $6.85B
Thailand $5.72B
Romania $5.19B
Lebanon $4.74B
Iraq $4.68B
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South Africa $3.00B
Azerbaijan $2.99B
Peru $2.85B
Ecuador $2.49B
Jordan $2.32B
Serbia $1.43B
Bulgaria $1.34B
Kazakhstan $1.13B
Belarus $0.82B
Armenia $0.80B
Dominican Republic $0.76B
Botswana $0.49B
Guatemala $0.43B
Namibia $0.37B
Paraguay $0.37B
Albania $0.29B
Gabon $0.28B
North Macedonia $0.22B
Jamaica $0.22B
Bosnia $0.18B
Equatorial Guinea $0.16B
Montenegro $0.10B
Guyana $0.08B
Fiji $0.07B
Belize $0.02B
Mauritius $0.02B
Venezuela $0.00B
Dominica $0.00B
Libya $0.00B
Suriname $0.00B
Samoa $0.00B
Cuba $0.00B
Grenada $0.00B
Costa Rica $0.00B
St. Vincent and the Grenadines $0.00B
Tuvalu $0.00B
American Samoa $0.00B
Marshall Islands $0.00B
Tonga $0.00B
Maldives $0.00B
Nauru $0.00B
Turkmenistan $0.00B
St. Lucia $0.00B
Bulgaria Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2022 $1.34B 1.51%
2021 $1.28B 1.52%
2020 $1.12B 1.59%
2019 $2.16B 3.13%
2018 $0.96B 1.45%
2017 $0.72B 1.22%
2016 $0.67B 1.24%
2015 $0.63B 1.25%
2014 $0.75B 1.31%
2013 $0.81B 1.45%
2012 $0.72B 1.33%
2011 $0.76B 1.31%
2010 $0.83B 1.64%
2009 $0.90B 1.74%
2008 $1.16B 2.13%
2007 $0.99B 2.23%
2006 $0.72B 2.08%
2005 $0.67B 2.24%
2004 $0.62B 2.37%
2003 $0.57B 2.69%
2002 $0.46B 2.78%
2001 $0.41B 2.86%
2000 $0.35B 2.65%
1999 $0.36B 2.65%
1998 $0.32B 2.45%
1997 $0.24B 2.43%
1996 $0.21B 2.40%
1995 $0.31B 2.37%
1994 $0.24B 2.49%
1993 $0.28B 2.61%
1992 $0.26B 2.97%
1991 $0.23B 3.04%
1990 $0.79B 3.83%
1989 $2.07B 4.40%
1988 $0.00B 0.00%
1987 $0.00B 0.00%
1986 $0.00B 0.00%
1985 $0.00B 0.00%
1984 $0.00B 0.00%
1983 $0.00B 0.00%
1982 $0.00B 0.00%
1981 $0.00B 0.00%
1980 $0.00B 0.00%
1979 $0.00B 0.00%
1978 $0.00B 0.00%
1977 $0.00B 0.00%
1976 $0.00B 0.00%
1975 $0.00B 0.00%
1974 $0.00B 0.00%
1973 $0.00B 0.00%
1972 $0.00B 0.00%
1971 $0.00B 0.00%
1970 $0.00B 0.00%
1969 $0.00B 0.00%
1968 $0.00B 0.00%
1967 $0.00B 0.00%
1966 $0.00B 0.00%
1965 $0.00B 0.00%
1964 $0.00B 0.00%
1963 $0.00B 0.00%
1962 $0.00B 0.00%
1961 $0.00B 0.00%
1960 $0.00B 0.00%