Belgium Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2022

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).
  • Belgium military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $5.46B, a 14.7% increase from 2019.
  • Belgium military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $4.76B, a 1.63% decline from 2018.
  • Belgium military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $4.84B, a 9.19% increase from 2017.
  • Belgium military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $4.43B, a 4.17% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $778.23B
United Kingdom $59.24B
Saudi Arabia $57.52B
Germany $52.76B
France $52.75B
Japan $49.15B
South Korea $45.74B
Italy $28.92B
Australia $27.54B
Canada $22.75B
Israel $21.70B
Spain $17.43B
Poland $13.03B
Netherlands $12.58B
Singapore $10.86B
Norway $7.11B
Kuwait $6.94B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $6.45B
Switzerland $5.70B
Belgium $5.46B
Greece $5.30B
Denmark $4.95B
Portugal $4.64B
Chile $4.60B
Finland $4.09B
Austria $3.60B
Czech Republic $3.25B
New Zealand $3.01B
Argentina $2.91B
Hungary $2.41B
Slovak Republic $1.84B
Bahrain $1.40B
Lithuania $1.17B
Uruguay $1.16B
Ireland $1.14B
Croatia $1.03B
Latvia $0.76B
Estonia $0.70B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Cyprus $0.42B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.16B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Belgium Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $5.46B 1.08%
2019 $4.76B 0.89%
2018 $4.84B 0.89%
2017 $4.43B 0.88%
2016 $4.26B 0.89%
2015 $4.20B 0.91%
2014 $5.19B 0.97%
2013 $5.26B 1.01%
2012 $5.17B 1.04%
2011 $5.50B 1.04%
2010 $5.24B 1.08%
2009 $5.62B 1.16%
2008 $6.30B 1.21%
2007 $5.16B 1.09%
2006 $4.31B 1.05%
2005 $4.23B 1.09%
2004 $4.26B 1.15%
2003 $3.88B 1.22%
2002 $3.15B 1.22%
2001 $3.04B 1.28%
2000 $3.19B 1.34%
1999 $3.60B 1.39%
1998 $3.66B 1.46%
1997 $3.68B 1.48%
1996 $4.24B 1.54%
1995 $4.45B 1.57%
1994 $3.94B 1.68%
1993 $3.75B 1.74%
1992 $4.13B 1.83%
1991 $4.62B 2.29%
1990 $4.64B 2.36%
1989 $3.88B 2.46%
1988 $4.10B 2.63%
1987 $4.16B 2.90%
1986 $3.40B 2.95%
1985 $2.43B 2.93%
1984 $2.41B 3.01%
1983 $2.67B 3.19%
1982 $2.89B 3.27%
1981 $3.39B 3.37%
1980 $3.96B 3.25%
1979 $3.63B 3.26%
1978 $3.17B 3.26%
1977 $2.50B 3.14%
1976 $2.11B 3.09%
1975 $1.93B 3.07%
1974 $1.48B 2.76%
1973 $1.30B 2.84%
1972 $1.03B 2.88%
1971 $0.83B 2.90%
1970 $0.75B 2.92%
1969 $0.68B 2.93%
1968 $0.65B 3.12%
1967 $0.61B 3.13%
1966 $0.56B 3.11%
1965 $0.50B 2.97%
1964 $0.50B 3.21%
1963 $0.44B 3.22%
1962 $0.42B 3.28%
1961 $0.39B 3.26%
1960 $0.38B 3.40%