Iraq - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current USD)

The latest value for Military expenditure (current USD) in Iraq was 6,317,977,000 as of 2018. Over the past 58 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 9,604,231,000 in 2015 and 118,727,000 in 1960.

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
1960 118,727,000
1961 125,482,000
1962 135,064,900
1963 163,218,900
1964 185,198,900
1965 225,742,900
1966 234,996,900
1967 234,541,900
1968 291,437,900
1969 375,997,900
1970 401,050,800
1971 426,263,300
1972 466,113,300
1973 665,185,300
1974 1,427,458,000
1975 1,590,172,000
1976 1,761,176,000
1977 2,007,694,000
1978 1,986,022,000
1979 2,371,713,000
1980 2,976,493,000
1981 4,086,498,000
2004 613,724,900
2005 1,120,279,000
2006 1,236,081,000
2007 1,989,949,000
2008 3,116,304,000
2009 3,237,179,000
2010 3,752,906,000
2011 4,278,632,000
2012 4,141,066,000
2013 7,780,189,000
2014 6,921,270,000
2015 9,604,231,000
2016 5,970,384,000
2017 7,416,385,000
2018 6,317,977,000

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Iraq was 7,487,000,000,000 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 11,211,300,000,000 in 2015 and a minimum value of 42,402,500 in 1960.

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
1960 42,402,500
1961 44,815,000
1962 48,237,500
1963 58,292,500
1964 66,142,500
1965 80,622,500
1966 83,927,500
1967 83,765,000
1968 104,085,000
1969 134,285,000
1970 143,232,500
1971 150,780,000
1972 153,327,500
1973 199,370,000
1974 422,075,000
1975 469,600,000
1976 520,100,000
1977 592,900,000
1978 586,500,000
1979 700,400,000
1980 879,000,000
1981 1,206,800,000
2004 892,000,000,000
2005 1,649,050,000,000
2006 1,813,850,000,000
2007 2,496,530,000,000
2008 3,718,000,000,000
2009 3,787,500,000,000
2010 4,390,900,000,000
2011 5,006,000,000,000
2012 4,829,190,000,000
2013 9,071,700,000,000
2014 8,072,970,000,000
2015 11,211,300,000,000
2016 7,056,760,000,000
2017 8,781,000,000,000
2018 7,487,000,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Iraq was 2.73 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 12.49 in 1974, while its lowest value was 1.68 in 2004.

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
1960 7.05
1961 6.85
1962 6.91
1963 8.25
1964 7.96
1965 8.87
1966 8.52
1967 8.43
1968 9.22
1969 11.38
1970 11.17
1971 10.52
1972 10.64
1973 12.26
1974 12.49
1975 11.67
1976 11.16
1977 9.81
1978 8.12
1979 6.15
1980 5.51
1981 10.83
2004 1.68
2005 2.24
2006 1.90
2007 2.24
2008 2.37
2009 2.90
2010 2.71
2011 2.30
2012 1.90
2013 3.32
2014 2.95
2015 5.35
2016 3.48
2017 3.84
2018 2.73

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure) in Iraq was 8.40 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 14 years was 12.45 in 2015, while its lowest value was 1.83 in 2004.

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
2004 1.83
2005 3.55
2006 3.77
2007 4.86
2008 4.14
2009 4.92
2010 5.47
2011 5.31
2012 4.43
2013 6.87
2014 6.74
2015 12.45
2016 8.38
2017 10.97
2018 8.40

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade