Botswana Military Spending/Defense Budget 1977-2022

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).
  • Botswana military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.55B, a 6.03% increase from 2019.
  • Botswana military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.51B, a 3.34% increase from 2018.
  • Botswana military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.50B, a 4.66% decline from 2017.
  • Botswana military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.52B, a 1.55% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Namibia $0.37B
Paraguay $0.36B
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Gabon $0.27B
Jamaica $0.24B
Albania $0.22B
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Costa Rica $0.00B
Botswana Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $0.55B 3.50%
2019 $0.51B 2.81%
2018 $0.50B 2.68%
2017 $0.52B 3.01%
2016 $0.51B 3.29%
2015 $0.38B 2.66%
2014 $0.35B 2.13%
2013 $0.31B 2.06%
2012 $0.33B 2.27%
2011 $0.36B 2.37%
2010 $0.35B 2.73%
2009 $0.33B 3.22%
2008 $0.33B 3.04%
2007 $0.31B 2.80%
2006 $0.27B 2.70%
2005 $0.28B 2.86%
2004 $0.31B 3.51%
2003 $0.30B 4.01%
2002 $0.22B 4.11%
2001 $0.21B 3.83%
2000 $0.18B 3.19%
1999 $0.17B 3.09%
1998 $0.18B 3.78%
1997 $0.16B 3.20%
1996 $0.14B 2.90%
1995 $0.17B 3.51%
1994 $0.17B 4.01%
1993 $0.19B 4.93%
1992 $0.18B 4.48%
1991 $0.17B 4.60%
1990 $0.16B 4.45%
1989 $0.10B 3.57%
1988 $0.09B 4.90%
1987 $0.07B 4.79%
1986 $0.03B 2.66%
1985 $0.02B 2.18%
1984 $0.03B 2.44%
1983 $0.02B 2.33%
1982 $0.02B 2.69%
1981 $0.03B 2.98%
1980 $0.03B 3.21%
1979 $0.02B 3.50%
1978 $0.01B 2.87%
1977 $0.01B 1.36%