Cuba - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Cuba was 2,687,000,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 37 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,880,000,000 in 2012 and a minimum value of 300,000,000 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
1978 784,000,000
1979 841,000,000
1980 811,000,000
1981 842,000,000
1982 1,109,000,000
1983 1,133,000,000
1984 1,386,000,000
1985 1,335,000,000
1986 1,307,000,000
1987 1,300,000,000
1988 1,350,000,000
1989 1,377,000,000
1990 1,380,000,000
1991 1,160,000,000
1993 300,000,000
2003 1,259,000,000
2004 1,303,000,000
2005 1,649,700,000
2006 1,707,900,000
2007 1,892,400,000
2008 2,021,600,000
2009 2,098,900,000
2010 2,140,100,000
2011 2,128,000,000
2012 2,880,000,000
2013 2,710,000,000
2014 2,852,000,000
2015 2,687,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Cuba was 3.08 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 37 years was 6.56 in 1984, while its lowest value was 1.81 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.

See also:

Year Value
1978 5.71
1979 5.88
1980 5.66
1981 5.03
1982 6.23
1983 5.94
1984 6.56
1985 6.36
1986 6.47
1987 6.56
1988 6.49
1989 6.53
1990 6.41
1991 6.51
1993 1.81
2003 3.51
2004 3.41
2005 3.87
2006 3.24
2007 3.23
2008 3.32
2009 3.38
2010 3.33
2011 3.08
2012 3.94
2013 3.51
2014 3.54
2015 3.08

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade