Myanmar 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).
  • Myanmar military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $2.45B, a 63.54% increase from 2019.
  • Myanmar military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $1.50B, a 2.21% decline from 2018.
  • Myanmar military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1.53B, a 31.17% decline from 2017.
  • Myanmar military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $2.22B, a 9.52% decline 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
Myanmar Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $2.45B 2.89%
2019 $1.50B 2.10%
2018 $1.53B 2.31%
2017 $2.22B 3.65%
2016 $2.46B 4.09%
2015 $2.55B 4.30%
2014 $2.37B 3.79%
2013 $2.37B 4.04%
2012 $2.97B 3.90%
2005 $32.95B 1.35%
2004 $29.85B 1.66%
2003 $24.19B 1.67%
2002 $11.00B 1.13%
2001 $9.46B 1.56%
2000 $9.03B 2.00%
1999 $6.95B 1.73%
1998 $5.87B 2.01%
1997 $4.78B 2.31%
1996 $4.68B 3.49%
1995 $3.93B 3.68%
1994 $2.80B 3.54%
1993 $2.06B 3.52%
1992 $1.37B 3.35%
1991 $0.94B 3.17%
1990 $0.81B 3.40%
1989 $0.55B 2.96%
1988 $0.26B 2.14%
1987 $0.20B 1.97%
1986 $0.23B 2.88%
1985 $0.20B 2.98%
1984 $0.19B 2.92%
1983 $0.19B 3.07%
1982 $0.20B 3.22%
1981 $0.21B 3.46%
1980 $0.20B 3.42%
1979 $0.19B 3.56%
1978 $0.18B 3.92%
1977 $0.17B 4.04%
1976 $0.16B 3.79%
1975 $0.14B 3.78%
1974 $0.16B 4.02%
1973 $0.15B 5.11%
1972 $0.12B 5.45%
1971 $0.13B 5.65%
1970 $0.12B 5.60%
1969 $0.11B 5.31%
1968 $0.10B 5.02%
1967 $0.10B 5.20%
1966 $0.11B 6.13%
1965 $0.11B 6.70%
1964 $0.10B 6.02%
1963 $0.10B 6.85%
1962 $0.09B 5.69%
1961 $0.09B 6.12%
1960 $0.09B 6.12%