Sri Lanka 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).
  • Sri Lanka military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $1.57B, a 7.42% decline from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $1.70B, a 3.71% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1.64B, a 12.19% decline from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $1.87B, a 7.18% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
India $72.89B
Pakistan $10.38B
Indonesia $9.40B
Ukraine $5.92B
Morocco $4.83B
Bangladesh $4.56B
Egypt $4.51B
Philippines $3.73B
Nigeria $2.57B
Myanmar $2.45B
Sri Lanka $1.57B
Tunisia $1.16B
Kenya $1.11B
Angola $0.99B
Sudan $0.93B
Cambodia $0.65B
Bolivia $0.61B
Honduras $0.40B
Cameroon $0.39B
El Salvador $0.37B
Republic of Congo $0.30B
Georgia $0.29B
Ghana $0.24B
Zambia $0.21B
Mauritania $0.20B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.13B
Mongolia $0.11B
Papua New Guinea $0.09B
Kosovo $0.08B
Nicaragua $0.08B
Eswatini $0.08B
Moldova $0.04B
Timor-Leste $0.04B
Lesotho $0.04B
Cabo Verde $0.01B
Sri Lanka Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $1.57B 1.93%
2019 $1.70B 2.01%
2018 $1.64B 1.84%
2017 $1.87B 2.12%
2016 $1.74B 2.11%
2015 $2.06B 2.55%
2014 $1.91B 2.41%
2013 $1.60B 2.15%
2012 $1.47B 2.16%
2011 $1.75B 2.68%
2010 $1.53B 2.70%
2009 $1.52B 3.16%
2008 $1.51B 3.24%
2007 $1.05B 3.26%
2006 $0.79B 2.80%
2005 $0.64B 2.64%
2004 $0.62B 3.00%
2003 $0.54B 2.87%
2002 $0.57B 3.34%
2001 $0.68B 4.29%
2000 $0.82B 5.03%
1999 $0.63B 4.03%
1998 $0.73B 4.64%
1997 $0.70B 4.63%
1996 $0.77B 5.52%
1995 $0.76B 5.86%
1994 $0.44B 3.73%
1993 $0.35B 3.43%
1992 $0.33B 3.37%
1991 $0.28B 3.08%
1990 $0.19B 2.33%
1989 $0.13B 1.80%
1988 $0.17B 2.37%
1987 $0.23B 3.39%
1986 $0.17B 2.70%
1985 $0.19B 3.16%
1984 $0.06B 0.92%
1983 $0.05B 0.89%
1982 $0.03B 0.54%
1981 $0.03B 0.63%
1980 $0.03B 0.77%
1979 $0.03B 0.83%
1978 $0.02B 0.80%
1977 $0.03B 0.68%
1976 $0.02B 0.66%
1975 $0.03B 0.80%
1974 $0.03B 0.80%
1973 $0.03B 0.87%
1972 $0.03B 1.19%
1971 $0.03B 1.36%
1970 $0.02B 0.92%
1969 $0.02B 0.81%
1968 $0.01B 0.79%
1967 $0.02B 0.85%
1966 $0.02B 0.87%
1965 $0.01B 0.85%
1964 $0.01B 0.85%
1963 $0.01B 0.90%
1962 $0.02B 1.08%
1961 $0.02B 1.18%
1960 $0.02B 1.18%