Rwanda 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).
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2022 was $0.18B, a 5.57% increase from 2021.
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $0.17B, a 13.5% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.15B, a 19.18% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.12B, a 4.3% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Ethiopia $1.03B
Uganda $0.92B
Tanzania $0.83B
Burkina Faso $0.56B
Mali $0.52B
Guinea $0.44B
Senegal $0.43B
Nepal $0.43B
South Sudan $0.38B
Democratic Republic of Congo $0.37B
Chad $0.36B
Togo $0.34B
Mozambique $0.28B
Niger $0.24B
Zimbabwe $0.18B
Rwanda $0.18B
Somalia $0.12B
Tajikistan $0.10B
Burundi $0.10B
Madagascar $0.10B
Benin $0.10B
Malawi $0.08B
Central African Republic $0.04B
Guinea-Bissau $0.02B
Sierra Leone $0.02B
Liberia $0.02B
Gambia $0.02B
Haiti $0.01B
Afghanistan $0.00B
Yemen $0.00B
Eritrea $0.00B
Comoros $0.00B
North Korea $0.00B
Syrian Arab Republic $0.00B
Rwanda Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2022 $0.18B 1.45%
2021 $0.17B 1.51%
2020 $0.15B 1.47%
2019 $0.12B 1.20%
2018 $0.12B 1.23%
2017 $0.12B 1.25%
2016 $0.11B 1.24%
2015 $0.10B 1.21%
2014 $0.09B 1.10%
2013 $0.08B 1.05%
2012 $0.08B 1.04%
2011 $0.08B 1.09%
2010 $0.07B 1.22%
2009 $0.08B 1.33%
2008 $0.07B 1.31%
2007 $0.06B 1.37%
2006 $0.05B 1.64%
2005 $0.04B 1.74%
2004 $0.04B 1.97%
2003 $0.05B 2.45%
2002 $0.05B 3.05%
2001 $0.06B 3.40%
2000 $0.06B 3.54%
1999 $0.08B 4.45%
1998 $0.09B 4.38%
1997 $0.08B 4.17%
1996 $0.07B 5.33%
1995 $0.06B 0.61%
1994 $0.04B 3.44%
1993 $0.09B 4.54%
1992 $0.09B 4.29%
1991 $0.11B 5.51%
1990 $0.10B 3.73%
1989 $0.04B 1.75%
1988 $0.04B 1.59%
1987 $0.04B 1.68%
1986 $0.03B 1.80%
1985 $0.03B 1.59%
1984 $0.03B 1.60%
1983 $0.03B 1.90%
1982 $0.03B 2.00%
1981 $0.03B 2.04%
1980 $0.02B 1.88%
1979 $0.02B 1.75%
1978 $0.01B 1.59%
1977 $0.02B 2.15%
1976 $0.01B 1.61%
1975 $0.01B 1.63%
1974 $0.01B 1.47%
1973 $0.01B 1.88%
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%