Niger - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Niger was 98,577,000,000 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 41 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 98,577,000,000 in 2016 and a minimum value of 1,571,000,000 in 1975.

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
1975 1,571,000,000
1976 1,955,000,000
1977 2,705,000,000
1978 3,334,000,000
1979 3,719,000,000
1980 3,600,000,000
1981 3,800,000,000
1982 4,200,000,000
1983 4,708,000,000
1984 4,646,000,000
1985 4,887,000,000
1986 4,991,000,000
1987 4,106,000,000
1994 9,700,000,000
1995 9,200,000,000
1996 8,900,000,000
1997 10,100,000,000
1998 13,000,000,000
1999 14,500,000,000
2000 14,300,000,000
2001 18,200,000,000
2002 14,400,000,000
2003 14,300,000,000
2004 16,700,000,000
2005 17,300,000,000
2008 24,016,000,000
2009 25,026,000,000
2010 33,129,000,000
2011 39,612,000,000
2012 76,000,000,000
2013 52,400,000,000
2016 98,577,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Niger was 2.21 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 41 years was 2.21 in 2016, while its lowest value was 0.61 in 1987.

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
1975 0.70
1976 0.77
1977 0.85
1978 0.83
1979 0.83
1980 0.68
1981 0.64
1982 0.63
1983 0.69
1984 0.73
1985 0.76
1986 0.76
1987 0.61
1994 1.12
1995 0.98
1996 0.88
1997 0.94
1998 1.06
1999 1.17
2000 1.12
2001 1.28
2002 0.95
2003 0.90
2004 1.04
2005 0.96
2008 0.99
2009 0.98
2010 1.17
2011 1.31
2012 2.14
2013 1.38
2016 2.21

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade