Japan 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).
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $54.12B, a 4.14% increase from 2020.
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $51.97B, a 1.96% increase from 2019.
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $50.97B, a 5.02% increase from 2018.
  • Japan military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $48.54B, a 7.72% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $800.67B
United Kingdom $68.37B
France $56.65B
Germany $56.02B
Saudi Arabia $55.56B
Japan $54.12B
South Korea $50.23B
Italy $32.01B
Australia $31.75B
Canada $26.45B
Israel $24.34B
Spain $19.54B
Netherlands $13.75B
Poland $13.71B
Qatar $11.59B
Singapore $11.12B
Kuwait $9.02B
Norway $8.25B
Greece $8.08B
Sweden $7.89B
Belgium $6.31B
Chile $6.23B
Finland $5.90B
Oman $5.78B
Switzerland $5.74B
Denmark $5.39B
Portugal $4.91B
Czech Republic $3.94B
Austria $3.83B
New Zealand $3.39B
Hungary $2.78B
Argentina $2.59B
Slovak Republic $1.98B
Croatia $1.74B
Bahrain $1.38B
Ireland $1.27B
Uruguay $1.26B
Lithuania $1.24B
Latvia $0.83B
Estonia $0.76B
Slovenia $0.73B
Cyprus $0.52B
Luxembourg $0.46B
Brunei $0.45B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.21B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Panama $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
Japan Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $54.12B 1.07%
2020 $51.97B 1.03%
2019 $50.97B 0.99%
2018 $48.54B 0.96%
2017 $45.06B 0.91%
2016 $46.47B 0.93%
2015 $42.11B 0.96%
2014 $46.90B 0.97%
2013 $49.02B 0.95%
2012 $60.01B 0.97%
2011 $60.76B 0.99%
2010 $54.66B 0.96%
2009 $51.47B 0.98%
2008 $46.36B 0.92%
2007 $40.53B 0.90%
2006 $41.55B 0.92%
2005 $44.30B 0.93%
2004 $45.34B 0.94%
2003 $42.49B 0.96%
2002 $39.33B 0.96%
2001 $40.76B 0.95%
2000 $45.51B 0.93%
1999 $43.12B 0.95%
1998 $37.85B 0.94%
1997 $40.63B 0.92%
1996 $44.05B 0.91%
1995 $49.96B 0.92%
1994 $45.29B 0.92%
1993 $41.35B 0.95%
1992 $36.00B 0.95%
1991 $32.79B 0.94%
1990 $28.80B 0.94%
1989 $27.97B 0.94%
1988 $28.22B 0.95%
1987 $23.64B 0.97%
1986 $19.46B 0.96%
1985 $13.09B 0.96%
1984 $12.23B 0.96%
1983 $11.43B 0.95%
1982 $10.19B 0.93%
1981 $10.85B 0.92%
1980 $9.71B 0.91%
1979 $9.17B 0.91%
1978 $8.66B 0.89%
1977 $6.16B 0.89%
1976 $5.01B 0.89%
1975 $4.53B 0.91%
1974 $3.96B 0.86%
1973 $3.37B 0.82%
1972 $2.57B 0.84%
1971 $1.90B 0.82%
1970 $1.58B 0.77%
1969 $1.34B 0.77%
1968 $1.17B 0.79%
1967 $1.04B 0.84%
1966 $0.93B 0.88%
1965 $0.82B 0.90%
1964 $0.72B 0.88%
1963 $0.63B 0.90%
1962 $0.54B 0.88%
1961 $0.49B 0.92%
1960 $0.48B 1.08%