Bulgaria Military Spending/Defense Budget 1989-2022

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).
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $1.25B, a 42.22% decline from 2019.
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $2.16B, a 124.55% increase from 2018.
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.96B, a 33.51% increase from 2017.
  • Bulgaria military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.72B, a 7.37% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Bulgaria Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $1.25B 1.82%
2019 $2.16B 3.15%
2018 $0.96B 1.45%
2017 $0.72B 1.23%
2016 $0.67B 1.25%
2015 $0.63B 1.25%
2014 $0.75B 1.31%
2013 $0.81B 1.46%
2012 $0.72B 1.34%
2011 $0.76B 1.32%
2010 $0.83B 1.65%
2009 $0.90B 1.74%
2008 $1.16B 2.13%
2007 $0.99B 2.23%
2006 $0.72B 2.10%
2005 $0.67B 2.25%
2004 $0.62B 2.39%
2003 $0.57B 2.71%
2002 $0.46B 2.80%
2001 $0.41B 2.88%
2000 $0.35B 2.67%
1999 $0.36B 2.65%
1998 $0.32B 2.45%
1997 $0.24B 2.43%
1996 $0.21B 2.40%
1995 $0.31B 2.37%
1994 $0.24B 2.49%
1993 $0.28B 2.61%
1992 $0.26B 2.97%
1991 $0.23B 3.04%
1990 $0.79B 3.83%
1989 $2.07B 4.40%