Iraq 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).
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $7.02B, a 7.68% decline from 2019.
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $7.60B, a 20.27% increase from 2018.
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $6.32B, a 14.81% decline from 2017.
  • Iraq military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $7.42B, a 24.22% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
China $252.30B
Russia $61.71B
Brazil $19.74B
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
Iraq Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $7.02B 4.05%
2019 $7.60B 3.38%
2018 $6.32B 2.85%
2017 $7.42B 3.86%
2016 $5.97B 3.50%
2015 $9.60B 5.41%
2014 $6.92B 2.95%
2013 $7.78B 3.32%
2012 $4.14B 1.90%
2011 $4.28B 2.30%
2010 $3.75B 2.71%
2009 $3.24B 2.90%
2008 $3.12B 2.37%
2007 $1.99B 2.24%
2006 $1.24B 1.90%
2005 $1.12B 2.24%
2004 $0.61B 1.68%
1981 $4.09B 10.83%
1980 $2.98B 5.51%
1979 $2.37B 6.15%
1978 $1.99B 8.12%
1977 $2.01B 9.81%
1976 $1.76B 11.16%
1975 $1.59B 11.67%
1974 $1.43B 12.49%
1973 $0.67B 12.26%
1972 $0.47B 10.64%
1971 $0.43B 10.52%
1970 $0.40B 11.17%
1969 $0.38B 11.38%
1968 $0.29B 9.22%
1967 $0.23B 8.43%
1966 $0.23B 8.52%
1965 $0.23B 8.87%
1964 $0.19B 7.96%
1963 $0.16B 8.25%
1962 $0.14B 6.91%
1961 $0.13B 6.85%
1960 $0.12B 7.05%