Germany Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2024

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).
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $56.02B, a 5.27% increase from 2020.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $53.21B, a 8.58% increase from 2019.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $49.01B, a 5.57% increase from 2018.
  • Germany military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $46.42B, a 9.98% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Germany Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $56.02B 1.34%
2020 $53.21B 1.39%
2019 $49.01B 1.26%
2018 $46.42B 1.17%
2017 $42.21B 1.15%
2016 $39.86B 1.15%
2015 $38.17B 1.14%
2014 $44.66B 1.15%
2013 $44.24B 1.19%
2012 $43.80B 1.24%
2011 $45.16B 1.21%
2010 $43.03B 1.27%
2009 $44.53B 1.31%
2008 $45.10B 1.21%
2007 $40.11B 1.17%
2006 $35.88B 1.20%
2005 $30.32B 1.07%
2004 $35.78B 1.27%
2003 $33.00B 1.32%
2002 $27.61B 1.33%
2001 $25.82B 1.32%
2000 $26.50B 1.36%
1999 $30.69B 1.40%
1998 $31.20B 1.39%
1997 $31.27B 1.41%
1996 $36.70B 1.47%
1995 $38.74B 1.50%
1994 $34.20B 1.55%
1993 $35.03B 1.69%
1992 $39.50B 1.86%
1991 $37.20B 2.00%
1990 $39.83B 2.52%
1989 $31.63B 2.53%
1988 $33.04B 2.64%
1987 $32.13B 2.77%
1986 $26.07B 2.79%
1985 $18.75B 2.87%
1984 $18.94B 2.93%
1983 $20.83B 3.03%
1982 $21.04B 3.03%
1981 $21.74B 3.04%
1980 $25.13B 2.96%
1979 $23.32B 2.96%
1978 $20.16B 3.05%
1977 $16.29B 3.04%
1976 $14.55B 3.14%
1975 $14.38B 3.28%
1974 $12.97B 3.26%
1973 $11.24B 3.16%
1972 $8.48B 3.17%
1971 $6.83B 3.06%
1970 $5.81B 3.01%
1969 $5.15B 3.40%
1968 $4.54B 3.41%
1967 $5.04B 4.08%
1966 $4.77B 3.91%
1965 $4.69B 4.09%
1964 $4.60B 4.38%
1963 $4.69B 4.90%
1962 $4.06B 4.50%
1961 $3.07B 3.74%
1960 $2.72B 3.77%