Afghanistan Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2022

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).
  • Afghanistan military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.28B, a 23.8% increase from 2019.
  • Afghanistan military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.23B, a 14.02% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.20B, a 3.48% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.19B, a 2.97% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Afghanistan Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $0.28B 1.37%
2019 $0.23B 1.12%
2018 $0.20B 1.01%
2017 $0.19B 0.95%
2016 $0.19B 0.96%
2015 $0.20B 0.99%
2014 $0.27B 1.30%
2013 $0.22B 1.08%
2012 $0.24B 1.18%
2011 $0.33B 1.82%
2010 $0.30B 1.95%
2009 $0.25B 2.09%
2008 $0.24B 2.34%
2007 $0.22B 2.57%
2006 $0.13B 1.90%
2005 $0.12B 1.99%
2004 $0.13B 2.43%
1977 $0.01B 2.01%
1976 $0.01B 2.05%
1975 $0.00B 1.72%
1974 $0.00B 1.61%
1973 $0.00B 1.87%
1970 $0.00B 1.63%