Singapore Military Spending/Defense Budget 1970-2022

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).
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $10.86B, a 1.81% increase from 2019.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $10.66B, a 0.76% increase from 2018.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $10.58B, a 3.96% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $10.18B, a 3.09% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Singapore Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $10.86B 3.20%
2019 $10.66B 2.87%
2018 $10.58B 2.84%
2017 $10.18B 2.98%
2016 $9.87B 3.10%
2015 $9.38B 3.05%
2014 $9.60B 3.05%
2013 $9.35B 3.04%
2012 $9.17B 3.11%
2011 $8.92B 3.19%
2010 $8.11B 3.38%
2009 $7.54B 3.88%
2008 $7.45B 3.85%
2007 $6.52B 3.60%
2006 $5.83B 3.95%
2005 $5.46B 4.29%
2004 $5.04B 4.42%
2003 $4.72B 4.87%
2002 $4.53B 4.93%
2001 $4.31B 4.83%
2000 $4.33B 4.52%
1999 $4.49B 5.21%
1998 $4.47B 5.21%
1997 $4.46B 4.45%
1996 $4.10B 4.25%
1995 $3.67B 4.18%
1994 $2.80B 3.79%
1993 $2.48B 4.09%
1992 $2.33B 4.47%
1991 $2.02B 4.45%
1990 $1.80B 4.63%
1989 $1.41B 4.49%
1988 $1.21B 4.55%
1987 $1.05B 4.87%
1986 $1.02B 5.44%
1985 $1.05B 5.66%
1984 $0.92B 4.70%
1983 $0.73B 4.07%
1982 $0.74B 4.65%
1981 $0.68B 4.74%
1980 $0.56B 4.64%
1979 $0.45B 4.65%
1978 $0.42B 5.20%
1977 $0.38B 5.68%
1976 $0.31B 5.04%
1975 $0.27B 4.65%
1974 $0.23B 4.29%
1973 $0.20B 4.70%
1972 $0.15B 5.09%
1971 $0.13B 5.64%
1970 $0.10B 5.40%