Netherlands 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).
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2022 was $15.61B, a 11.94% increase from 2021.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $13.94B, a 6.54% increase from 2020.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $13.09B, a 9.04% increase from 2019.
  • Netherlands military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $12.00B, a 7.97% 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
Andorra $0.00B
Bahamas $0.00B
Curacao $0.00B
Hong Kong $0.00B
Macao $0.00B
Aruba $0.00B
Guam $0.00B
French Polynesia $0.00B
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) $0.00B
Channel Islands $0.00B
Greenland $0.00B
Virgin Islands (U.S.) $0.00B
Iceland $0.00B
New Caledonia $0.00B
Puerto Rico $0.00B
British Virgin Islands $0.00B
Gibraltar $0.00B
Liechtenstein $0.00B
Northern Mariana Islands $0.00B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.00B
Isle of Man $0.00B
Palau $0.00B
San Marino $0.00B
Barbados $0.00B
Faroe Islands $0.00B
Monaco $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
UAE $0.00B
Bermuda $0.00B
Cayman Islands $0.00B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.00B
St. Martin (French part) $0.00B
Turks and Caicos Islands $0.00B
Netherlands Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2022 $15.61B 1.58%
2021 $13.94B 1.38%
2020 $13.09B 1.44%
2019 $12.00B 1.32%
2018 $11.11B 1.22%
2017 $9.58B 1.16%
2016 $9.12B 1.16%
2015 $8.67B 1.13%
2014 $10.33B 1.16%
2013 $10.23B 1.17%
2012 $10.36B 1.24%
2011 $11.65B 1.29%
2010 $11.22B 1.33%
2009 $12.13B 1.40%
2008 $12.37B 1.31%
2007 $11.48B 1.35%
2006 $10.22B 1.39%
2005 $9.57B 1.40%
2004 $9.38B 1.43%
2003 $8.36B 1.44%
2002 $6.73B 1.43%
2001 $6.20B 1.44%
2000 $5.97B 1.43%
1999 $7.03B 1.59%
1998 $6.84B 1.58%
1997 $6.84B 1.66%
1996 $7.83B 1.76%
1995 $8.01B 1.79%
1994 $7.14B 1.91%
1993 $7.05B 2.03%
1992 $7.90B 2.21%
1991 $7.25B 2.25%
1990 $7.42B 2.37%
1989 $6.40B 2.52%
1988 $6.73B 2.61%
1987 $6.54B 2.71%
1986 $5.35B 2.73%
1985 $3.88B 2.77%
1984 $3.98B 2.86%
1983 $4.26B 2.85%
1982 $4.83B 3.14%
1981 $4.53B 2.86%
1980 $5.27B 2.78%
1979 $5.04B 2.84%
1978 $4.23B 2.75%
1977 $3.70B 2.95%
1976 $2.90B 2.69%
1975 $2.81B 2.84%
1974 $2.29B 2.65%
1973 $1.92B 2.70%
1972 $1.52B 2.82%
1971 $1.25B 2.84%
1970 $1.08B 2.87%
1969 $1.02B 3.23%
1968 $0.91B 3.26%
1967 $0.88B 3.52%
1966 $0.77B 3.37%
1965 $0.75B 3.57%
1964 $0.74B 3.93%
1963 $0.64B 4.01%
1962 $0.60B 4.12%
1961 $0.55B 4.09%
1960 $0.45B 3.70%