Belgium - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Belgium was 4,016,000,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 4,298,000,000 in 2008 and a minimum value of 3,213,000,000 in 1993.

Definition: 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). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

Year Value
1988 3,734,000,000
1989 3,791,000,000
1990 3,847,000,000
1991 3,915,000,000
1992 3,293,000,000
1993 3,213,000,000
1994 3,271,000,000
1995 3,251,000,000
1996 3,256,000,000
1997 3,267,000,000
1998 3,297,000,000
1999 3,378,000,000
2000 3,463,000,000
2001 3,393,000,000
2002 3,344,000,000
2003 3,434,000,000
2004 3,433,000,000
2005 3,400,000,000
2006 3,434,000,000
2007 3,773,000,000
2008 4,298,000,000
2009 4,048,000,000
2010 3,951,000,000
2011 4,016,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Belgium was 1.09 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 2.56 in 1988, while its lowest value was 1.08 in 2006.

Definition: 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). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

See also:

Year Value
1988 2.56
1989 2.39
1990 2.29
1991 2.22
1992 1.78
1993 1.69
1994 1.63
1995 1.56
1996 1.54
1997 1.47
1998 1.43
1999 1.41
2000 1.37
2001 1.31
2002 1.24
2003 1.24
2004 1.18
2005 1.12
2006 1.08
2007 1.12
2008 1.24
2009 1.19
2010 1.11
2011 1.09

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in Belgium was 2.43 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 3.43 in 1995, while its lowest value was 2.43 in 2011.

Definition: 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). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.

See also:

Year Value
1995 3.43
1996 3.35
1997 3.29
1998 3.22
1999 3.21
2000 3.19
2001 3.00
2002 2.97
2003 2.88
2004 2.83
2005 2.52
2006 2.62
2007 2.74
2008 2.93
2009 2.63
2010 2.53
2011 2.43

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade