Colombia 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).
  • Colombia military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $9.22B, a 9.35% decline from 2019.
  • Colombia military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $10.17B, a 0.32% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $10.13B, a 1.16% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $10.02B, a 15.47% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
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Turkey $17.72B
Iran $15.83B
Algeria $9.71B
Colombia $9.22B
Thailand $7.34B
Iraq $7.02B
Mexico $6.12B
Romania $5.73B
Malaysia $3.81B
South Africa $3.15B
Peru $2.63B
Ecuador $2.24B
Azerbaijan $2.24B
Jordan $2.08B
Lebanon $1.92B
Kazakhstan $1.73B
Bulgaria $1.25B
Serbia $1.12B
Belarus $0.84B
Armenia $0.63B
Dominican Republic $0.60B
Botswana $0.55B
Namibia $0.37B
Paraguay $0.36B
Guatemala $0.34B
Gabon $0.27B
Jamaica $0.24B
Albania $0.22B
Bosnia $0.17B
North Macedonia $0.16B
Montenegro $0.10B
Fiji $0.07B
Guyana $0.07B
Belize $0.02B
Mauritius $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Colombia Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $9.22B 3.38%
2019 $10.17B 3.14%
2018 $10.13B 3.06%
2017 $10.02B 3.21%
2016 $8.68B 3.07%
2015 $9.13B 3.11%
2014 $11.85B 3.11%
2013 $12.50B 3.27%
2012 $11.71B 3.16%
2011 $10.31B 3.08%
2010 $10.42B 3.64%
2009 $9.03B 3.89%
2008 $9.05B 3.74%
2007 $6.78B 3.27%
2006 $5.33B 3.28%
2005 $4.91B 3.35%
2004 $4.06B 3.47%
2003 $3.28B 3.46%
2002 $3.35B 3.42%
2001 $3.26B 3.32%
2000 $3.03B 3.03%
1999 $3.25B 3.76%
1998 $3.39B 3.44%
1997 $2.99B 2.80%
1996 $4.32B 4.45%
1995 $2.62B 2.83%
1994 $2.01B 2.51%
1993 $1.53B 2.53%
1992 $1.10B 2.11%
1991 $0.91B 1.85%
1990 $0.89B 1.86%
1989 $0.87B 2.19%
1988 $0.86B 2.20%
1987 $0.72B 1.98%
1986 $0.68B 1.94%
1985 $0.72B 2.05%
1984 $0.89B 2.33%
1983 $0.86B 2.22%
1982 $0.67B 1.71%
1981 $0.64B 1.76%
1980 $0.61B 1.83%
1979 $0.47B 1.67%
1978 $0.36B 1.55%
1977 $0.28B 1.44%
1976 $0.23B 1.49%
1975 $0.23B 1.74%
1974 $0.19B 1.58%
1973 $0.17B 1.69%
1972 $0.17B 1.97%
1971 $0.26B 3.37%
1970 $0.16B 2.26%
1969 $0.13B 2.05%
1968 $0.14B 2.39%
1967 $0.18B 3.12%
1966 $0.17B 3.17%
1965 $0.19B 3.19%
1964 $0.19B 3.18%
1963 $0.17B 3.52%
1962 $0.15B 3.10%
1961 $0.10B 2.14%
1960 $0.08B 1.88%