Qatar Military Spending/Defense Budget 1980-2024

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).
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $11.59B, a 517.74% increase from 2010.
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2010 was $1.88B, a 3.67% decline from 2009.
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2009 was $1.95B, a 15.93% decline from 2008.
  • Qatar military spending/defense budget for 2008 was $2.32B, a 48.35% increase from 2007.
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
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Qatar Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $11.59B 4.81%
2010 $1.88B 1.47%
2009 $1.95B 1.99%
2008 $2.32B 2.01%
2007 $1.56B 1.96%
2006 $1.07B 1.75%
2005 $0.89B 1.99%
2004 $0.77B 2.43%
2003 $0.78B 3.33%
2002 $0.76B 3.93%
1991 $0.90B 13.01%
1990 $0.79B 10.74%
1989 $0.85B 13.08%
1988 $0.98B 16.27%
1987 $0.87B 15.89%
1985 $1.53B 24.85%
1984 $0.87B 12.73%
1983 $0.91B 13.96%
1982 $1.47B 19.28%
1981 $1.06B 12.22%
1980 $0.62B 7.87%