Tanzania Military Spending/Defense Budget 1967-2024

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).
  • Tanzania military spending/defense budget for 2021 was $0.74B, a 12.59% increase from 2020.
  • Tanzania military spending/defense budget for 2020 was $0.66B, a 6.52% increase from 2019.
  • Tanzania military spending/defense budget for 2019 was $0.62B, a 3.16% increase from 2018.
  • Tanzania military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $0.60B, a 6.62% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Uganda $1.07B
Tanzania $0.74B
Mali $0.56B
Ethiopia $0.49B
Senegal $0.47B
Burkina Faso $0.46B
Nepal $0.45B
Chad $0.33B
Democratic Republic of Congo $0.31B
Afghanistan $0.28B
Mozambique $0.25B
Guinea $0.24B
Niger $0.20B
South Sudan $0.17B
Rwanda $0.16B
Togo $0.11B
Somalia $0.11B
Madagascar $0.10B
Benin $0.10B
Malawi $0.08B
Tajikistan $0.08B
Burundi $0.07B
Zimbabwe $0.07B
Central African Republic $0.04B
Sierra Leone $0.03B
Guinea-Bissau $0.03B
Haiti $0.02B
Gambia $0.01B
Liberia $0.01B
Tanzania Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $0.74B 1.07%
2020 $0.66B 1.03%
2019 $0.62B 1.02%
2018 $0.60B 1.06%
2017 $0.56B 1.06%
2016 $0.54B 1.09%
2015 $0.52B 1.09%
2014 $0.51B 1.02%
2013 $0.44B 0.97%
2012 $0.36B 0.91%
2011 $0.31B 0.90%
2010 $0.28B 0.90%
2009 $0.22B 0.76%
2008 $0.19B 0.70%
2007 $0.17B 0.76%
2006 $0.15B 0.79%
2005 $0.14B 0.82%
2004 $0.13B 0.99%
2003 $0.13B 1.07%
2002 $0.14B 1.30%
2001 $0.15B 1.45%
2000 $0.14B 1.49%
1999 $0.13B 1.49%
1998 $0.13B 1.60%
1997 $0.12B 1.54%
1996 $0.10B 1.56%
1995 $0.09B 1.63%
1994 $0.06B 1.29%
1993 $0.06B 1.38%
1992 $0.10B 2.11%
1991 $0.11B 2.18%
1990 $0.09B 2.05%
1989 $0.11B 2.38%
1988 $0.12B 2.45%
1987 $0.16B 3.15%
1986 $0.26B 5.74%
1985 $0.35B 5.39%
1984 $0.29B 5.25%
1983 $0.33B 5.41%
1982 $0.37B 5.50%
1981 $0.33B 5.58%
1980 $0.23B 4.52%
1979 $0.38B 8.50%
1978 $0.42B 10.11%
1977 $0.19B 5.48%
1976 $0.14B 4.69%
1975 $0.14B 5.36%
1974 $0.12B 5.36%
1973 $0.08B 4.17%
1972 $0.05B 3.43%
1971 $0.04B 3.10%
1970 $0.03B 2.30%
1969 $0.02B 1.74%
1968 $0.02B 1.47%
1967 $0.01B 1.42%