Jamaica Military Spending/Defense Budget 1976-2022

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).
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.24B, a 7.85% decline from 2019.
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.27B, a 26.51% increase from 2018.
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.21B, a 46.07% increase from 2017.
  • Jamaica military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.14B, a 4.28% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Jamaica Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $0.24B 1.74%
2019 $0.27B 1.69%
2018 $0.21B 1.35%
2017 $0.14B 0.97%
2016 $0.14B 0.95%
2015 $0.12B 0.87%
2014 $0.12B 0.87%
2013 $0.13B 0.90%
2012 $0.14B 0.93%
2011 $0.13B 0.93%
2010 $0.12B 0.87%
2009 $0.11B 0.95%
2008 $0.13B 0.95%
2007 $0.08B 0.65%
2006 $0.07B 0.61%
2005 $0.06B 0.53%
2004 $0.05B 0.54%
2003 $0.05B 0.58%
2002 $0.06B 0.59%
2001 $0.05B 0.50%
2000 $0.04B 0.49%
1999 $0.05B 0.51%
1998 $0.05B 0.54%
1997 $0.05B 0.66%
1996 $0.04B 0.57%
1995 $0.04B 0.54%
1994 $0.03B 0.63%
1993 $0.04B 0.82%
1992 $0.05B 1.11%
1991 $0.03B 0.76%
1990 $0.04B 0.84%
1989 $0.04B 0.93%
1988 $0.03B 0.81%
1987 $0.03B 0.77%
1986 $0.02B 0.85%
1985 $0.02B 0.89%
1984 $0.03B 1.06%
1983 $0.05B 1.39%
1982 $0.05B 1.63%
1981 $0.04B 1.51%
1977 $0.03B 0.94%
1976 $0.03B 0.93%