Switzerland 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).
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2022 was $6.15B, a 1.11% decline from 2021.
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $6.21B, a 2.75% decline from 2020.
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $6.39B, a 27.24% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $5.02B, a 6.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $876.94B
Saudi Arabia $75.01B
United Kingdom $68.46B
Germany $55.76B
France $53.64B
South Korea $46.37B
Japan $45.99B
Italy $33.49B
Australia $32.30B
Canada $26.90B
Israel $23.41B
Spain $20.31B
Poland $16.57B
Netherlands $15.61B
Qatar $15.41B
Singapore $11.69B
Norway $8.39B
Kuwait $8.24B
Greece $8.10B
Sweden $7.72B
Belgium $6.87B
Switzerland $6.15B
Oman $5.78B
Chile $5.57B
Denmark $5.47B
Finland $4.82B
Czech Republic $4.01B
Austria $3.63B
Portugal $3.50B
New Zealand $2.83B
Argentina $2.58B
Hungary $2.57B
Slovak Republic $1.99B
Lithuania $1.73B
Bahrain $1.38B
Uruguay $1.38B
Croatia $1.31B
Ireland $1.16B
Latvia $0.85B
Estonia $0.81B
Slovenia $0.74B
Luxembourg $0.56B
Cyprus $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.20B
Malta $0.09B
Seychelles $0.03B
Gibraltar $0.00B
Liechtenstein $0.00B
Northern Mariana Islands $0.00B
San Marino $0.00B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.00B
Isle of Man $0.00B
Palau $0.00B
Barbados $0.00B
Faroe Islands $0.00B
Monaco $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Turks and Caicos Islands $0.00B
UAE $0.00B
Bermuda $0.00B
Cayman Islands $0.00B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.00B
St. Martin (French part) $0.00B
Andorra $0.00B
Bahamas $0.00B
Curacao $0.00B
Hong Kong $0.00B
Macao $0.00B
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) $0.00B
Aruba $0.00B
Guam $0.00B
French Polynesia $0.00B
Virgin Islands (U.S.) $0.00B
Channel Islands $0.00B
Greenland $0.00B
British Virgin Islands $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
New Caledonia $0.00B
Puerto Rico $0.00B
Switzerland Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2022 $6.15B 0.76%
2021 $6.21B 0.78%
2020 $6.39B 0.86%
2019 $5.02B 0.70%
2018 $4.74B 0.65%
2017 $4.63B 0.67%
2016 $4.57B 0.66%
2015 $4.52B 0.65%
2014 $4.61B 0.63%
2013 $5.03B 0.71%
2012 $4.59B 0.67%
2011 $4.97B 0.69%
2010 $4.12B 0.69%
2009 $4.06B 0.73%
2008 $4.10B 0.72%
2007 $3.52B 0.72%
2006 $3.33B 0.75%
2005 $3.48B 0.83%
2004 $3.50B 0.89%
2003 $3.27B 0.93%
2002 $2.88B 0.96%
2001 $2.76B 0.99%
2000 $2.80B 1.03%
1999 $3.15B 1.09%
1998 $3.49B 1.19%
1997 $3.50B 1.22%
1996 $4.24B 1.28%
1995 $4.65B 1.36%
1994 $3.90B 1.33%
1993 $3.61B 1.37%
1992 $4.14B 1.52%
1991 $4.02B 1.54%
1990 $4.06B 1.57%
1989 $3.08B 1.52%
1988 $3.28B 1.56%
1987 $3.02B 1.56%
1986 $2.57B 1.66%
1985 $1.97B 1.83%
1984 $1.81B 1.70%
1983 $1.95B 1.75%
1982 $1.93B 1.73%
1981 $1.81B 1.66%
1980 $2.00B 1.68%
1979 $1.95B 2.04%
1978 $1.67B 1.97%
1977 $1.23B 2.02%
1976 $1.23B 2.16%
1975 $1.03B 1.90%
1974 $0.89B 1.88%
1973 $0.76B 1.86%
1972 $0.60B 1.97%
1971 $0.51B 2.05%
1970 $0.44B 2.10%
1969 $0.41B 2.20%
1968 $0.37B 2.18%
1967 $0.38B 2.38%
1966 $0.38B 2.53%
1965 $0.34B 2.47%
1964 $0.33B 2.54%
1963 $0.29B 2.52%
1962 $0.27B 2.57%
1961 $0.24B 2.47%
1960 $0.20B 2.34%