Ireland 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).
  • Ireland military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $1.14B, a 2.85% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $1.11B, a 0.51% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1.11B, a 8.01% increase from 2017.
  • Ireland military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $1.03B, a 2.34% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $778.23B
United Kingdom $59.24B
Saudi Arabia $57.52B
Germany $52.76B
France $52.75B
Japan $49.15B
South Korea $45.74B
Italy $28.92B
Australia $27.54B
Canada $22.75B
Israel $21.70B
Spain $17.43B
Poland $13.03B
Netherlands $12.58B
Singapore $10.86B
Norway $7.11B
Kuwait $6.94B
Oman $6.73B
Sweden $6.45B
Switzerland $5.70B
Belgium $5.46B
Greece $5.30B
Denmark $4.95B
Portugal $4.64B
Chile $4.60B
Finland $4.09B
Austria $3.60B
Czech Republic $3.25B
New Zealand $3.01B
Argentina $2.91B
Hungary $2.41B
Slovak Republic $1.84B
Bahrain $1.40B
Lithuania $1.17B
Uruguay $1.16B
Ireland $1.14B
Croatia $1.03B
Latvia $0.76B
Estonia $0.70B
Slovenia $0.57B
Luxembourg $0.49B
Brunei $0.44B
Cyprus $0.42B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.16B
Malta $0.08B
Seychelles $0.02B
Iceland $0.00B
Panama $0.00B
Ireland Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $1.14B 0.29%
2019 $1.11B 0.28%
2018 $1.11B 0.29%
2017 $1.03B 0.30%
2016 $1.00B 0.33%
2015 $1.00B 0.34%
2014 $1.19B 0.46%
2013 $1.20B 0.50%
2012 $1.16B 0.51%
2011 $1.30B 0.55%
2010 $1.27B 0.57%
2009 $1.42B 0.60%
2008 $1.58B 0.58%
2007 $1.37B 0.51%
2006 $1.19B 0.51%
2005 $1.14B 0.54%
2004 $1.10B 0.57%
2003 $0.97B 0.59%
2002 $0.81B 0.63%
2001 $0.77B 0.70%
2000 $0.69B 0.70%
1999 $0.74B 0.75%
1998 $0.74B 0.82%
1997 $0.77B 0.92%
1996 $0.75B 0.99%
1995 $0.70B 1.01%
1994 $0.63B 1.11%
1993 $0.60B 1.14%
1992 $0.67B 1.20%
1991 $0.62B 1.25%
1990 $0.59B 1.20%
1989 $0.43B 1.11%
1988 $0.45B 1.20%
1987 $0.44B 1.28%
1986 $0.41B 1.42%
1985 $0.30B 1.42%
1984 $0.28B 1.41%
1983 $0.31B 1.49%
1982 $0.34B 1.59%
1981 $0.33B 1.58%
1980 $0.36B 1.67%
1979 $0.29B 1.58%
1978 $0.22B 1.48%
1977 $0.17B 1.53%
1976 $0.15B 1.62%
1975 $0.15B 1.63%
1974 $0.11B 1.41%
1973 $0.10B 1.31%
1972 $0.08B 1.33%
1971 $0.06B 1.24%
1970 $0.05B 1.16%
1969 $0.04B 1.10%
1968 $0.04B 1.13%
1967 $0.04B 1.19%
1966 $0.04B 1.23%
1965 $0.04B 1.33%
1964 $0.04B 1.30%
1963 $0.03B 1.24%
1962 $0.03B 1.29%
1961 $0.03B 1.32%
1960 $0.03B 1.33%