Turkey Military Spending/Defense Budget 1960-2024

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).
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $15.48B, a 11.44% decline from 2020.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $17.48B, a 14.48% decline from 2019.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $20.44B, a 4.01% increase from 2018.
  • Turkey military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $19.65B, a 10.25% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
China $293.35B
Russia $65.91B
Iran $24.59B
Brazil $19.19B
Turkey $15.48B
Colombia $10.18B
Algeria $9.11B
Mexico $8.68B
Thailand $6.60B
Romania $5.56B
Iraq $4.73B
Malaysia $3.83B
South Africa $3.27B
Azerbaijan $2.70B
Ecuador $2.42B
Peru $2.36B
Jordan $2.18B
Kazakhstan $1.62B
Serbia $1.27B
Bulgaria $1.22B
Belarus $0.76B
Armenia $0.62B
Dominican Republic $0.58B
Botswana $0.52B
Namibia $0.40B
Paraguay $0.37B
Guatemala $0.34B
Gabon $0.31B
Albania $0.24B
North Macedonia $0.21B
Jamaica $0.21B
Bosnia $0.19B
Equatorial Guinea $0.17B
Montenegro $0.10B
Guyana $0.07B
Fiji $0.07B
Belize $0.02B
Mauritius $0.02B
Costa Rica $0.00B
Turkey Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $15.48B 2.06%
2020 $17.48B 2.43%
2019 $20.44B 2.69%
2018 $19.65B 2.52%
2017 $17.82B 2.05%
2016 $17.83B 2.05%
2015 $15.67B 1.81%
2014 $17.58B 1.87%
2013 $18.43B 1.92%
2012 $17.69B 2.01%
2011 $17.01B 2.03%
2010 $17.65B 2.27%
2009 $16.05B 2.49%
2008 $16.81B 2.20%
2007 $14.99B 2.22%
2006 $13.04B 2.36%
2005 $12.08B 2.41%
2004 $10.92B 2.70%
2003 $10.28B 3.30%
2002 $9.05B 3.80%
2001 $7.22B 3.60%
2000 $9.99B 3.66%
1999 $9.95B 3.89%
1998 $8.78B 3.18%
1997 $7.79B 4.10%
1996 $7.51B 4.14%
1995 $6.61B 3.90%
1994 $5.29B 4.05%
1993 $7.08B 3.92%
1992 $6.16B 3.87%
1991 $5.67B 3.75%
1990 $5.32B 3.53%
1989 $3.37B 3.15%
1988 $2.66B 2.93%
1987 $2.89B 3.33%
1986 $2.77B 3.64%
1985 $2.37B 3.53%
1984 $2.19B 3.60%
1983 $2.47B 3.94%
1982 $2.75B 4.30%
1981 $2.81B 3.82%
1980 $2.67B 3.90%
1979 $3.00B 3.36%
1978 $2.73B 4.19%
1977 $2.77B 4.71%
1976 $2.53B 4.94%
1975 $2.28B 5.12%
1974 $1.14B 3.19%
1973 $0.86B 3.35%
1972 $0.70B 3.45%
1971 $0.57B 3.50%
1970 $0.56B 3.26%
1969 $0.60B 3.08%
1968 $0.57B 3.28%
1967 $0.51B 3.26%
1966 $0.44B 3.14%
1965 $0.42B 3.55%
1964 $0.38B 3.42%
1963 $0.35B 3.39%
1962 $0.33B 3.71%
1961 $0.30B 3.76%
1960 $0.47B 3.53%