Bahrain Military Spending/Defense Budget 1971-2024

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).
  • Bahrain military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $1.38B, a 1.67% decline from 2020.
  • Bahrain military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $1.40B, a 9.82% decline from 2019.
  • Bahrain military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $1.56B, a 1.97% increase from 2018.
  • Bahrain military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1.53B, a 0.33% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Bahrain Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $1.38B 3.56%
2020 $1.40B 4.07%
2019 $1.56B 4.06%
2018 $1.53B 4.07%
2017 $1.53B 4.34%
2016 $1.51B 4.67%
2015 $1.44B 4.63%
2014 $1.48B 4.42%
2013 $1.35B 4.14%
2012 $1.18B 3.84%
2011 $1.03B 3.59%
2010 $0.84B 3.28%
2009 $0.83B 3.61%
2008 $0.72B 2.80%
2007 $0.64B 2.96%
2006 $0.57B 3.10%
2005 $0.51B 3.21%
2004 $0.53B 4.04%
2003 $0.52B 4.66%
2002 $0.44B 4.61%
2001 $0.37B 4.15%
2000 $0.36B 3.96%
1999 $0.36B 5.50%
1998 $0.33B 5.33%
1997 $0.32B 5.07%
1996 $0.32B 5.27%
1995 $0.30B 5.18%
1994 $0.28B 5.11%
1993 $0.28B 5.37%
1992 $0.28B 5.88%
1991 $0.26B 5.70%
1990 $0.24B 5.28%
1989 $0.22B 5.64%
1988 $0.21B 5.60%
1987 $0.18B 5.25%
1986 $0.18B 5.84%
1985 $0.17B 4.59%
1984 $0.16B 4.18%
1983 $0.18B 4.79%
1982 $0.31B 8.54%
1981 $0.24B 6.90%
1980 $0.18B 5.70%
1979 $0.16B 5.89%
1978 $0.12B 4.96%
1977 $0.04B 2.08%
1976 $0.03B 1.75%
1975 $0.02B 1.53%
1974 $0.03B 1.53%
1973 $0.02B 1.53%
1972 $0.01B 1.53%
1971 $0.01B 1.53%