Singapore Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2024

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).
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $11.12B, a 11.39% increase from 2020.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $9.98B, a 4.08% decline from 2019.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $10.40B, a 1.69% decline from 2018.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $10.58B, a 3.96% 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
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Singapore Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $11.12B 2.98%
2020 $9.98B 2.94%
2019 $10.40B 2.80%
2018 $10.58B 2.84%
2017 $10.18B 2.98%
2016 $9.87B 3.10%
2015 $9.38B 3.05%
2014 $9.60B 3.05%
2013 $9.35B 3.04%
2012 $9.17B 3.11%
2011 $8.92B 3.19%
2010 $8.11B 3.38%
2009 $7.54B 3.88%
2008 $7.45B 3.85%
2007 $6.52B 3.60%
2006 $5.83B 3.95%
2005 $5.46B 4.29%
2004 $5.04B 4.42%
2003 $4.72B 4.87%
2002 $4.53B 4.93%
2001 $4.31B 4.83%
2000 $4.33B 4.52%
1999 $4.49B 5.21%
1998 $4.47B 5.21%
1997 $4.46B 4.45%
1996 $4.10B 4.25%
1995 $3.67B 4.18%
1994 $2.80B 3.79%
1993 $2.48B 4.09%
1992 $2.33B 4.47%
1991 $2.02B 4.45%
1990 $1.80B 4.63%
1989 $1.41B 4.49%
1988 $1.21B 4.55%
1987 $1.05B 4.87%
1986 $1.02B 5.44%
1985 $1.05B 5.66%
1984 $0.92B 4.70%
1983 $0.73B 4.07%
1982 $0.74B 4.65%
1981 $0.68B 4.74%
1980 $0.56B 4.64%
1979 $0.45B 4.65%
1978 $0.42B 5.20%
1977 $0.38B 5.68%
1976 $0.31B 5.04%
1975 $0.27B 4.65%
1974 $0.23B 4.29%
1973 $0.20B 4.70%
1972 $0.15B 5.09%
1971 $0.13B 5.64%
1970 $0.10B 5.40%