Sri Lanka - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current USD)

The latest value for Military expenditure (current USD) in Sri Lanka was 1,681,434,000 as of 2018. Over the past 58 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 2,057,866,000 in 2015 and 13,917,760 in 1963.

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 16,653,020
1961 17,083,520
1962 15,849,770
1963 13,917,760
1964 13,938,760
1965 14,474,260
1966 15,282,770
1967 15,711,430
1968 14,305,230
1969 15,863,430
1970 21,042,040
1971 32,258,060
1972 30,283,130
1973 25,146,430
1974 28,417,850
1975 30,478,780
1976 23,669,760
1977 28,081,230
1978 21,946,490
1979 28,073,180
1980 30,811,520
1981 27,684,630
1982 25,974,670
1983 45,952,580
1984 55,750,800
1985 188,947,300
1986 172,743,300
1987 226,699,500
1988 165,486,600
1989 125,682,800
1990 187,023,400
1991 277,389,000
1992 326,765,500
1993 354,785,200
1994 437,032,400
1995 763,663,900
1996 767,105,600
1997 698,792,800
1998 733,435,600
1999 631,014,100
2000 822,127,400
2001 675,016,500
2002 571,657,900
2003 541,695,600
2004 619,305,500
2005 644,211,800
2006 791,491,100
2007 1,054,817,000
2008 1,511,363,000
2009 1,522,232,000
2010 1,532,026,000
2011 1,751,911,000
2012 1,474,903,000
2013 1,600,841,000
2014 1,914,587,000
2015 2,057,866,000
2016 1,741,457,000
2017 1,866,534,000
2018 1,681,434,000

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Sri Lanka was 273,218,000,000 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 284,427,000,000 in 2017 and a minimum value of 66,275,000 in 1963.

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 79,300,000
1961 81,350,000
1962 75,475,000
1963 66,275,000
1964 66,375,000
1965 68,925,000
1966 72,775,000
1967 76,375,000
1968 85,150,000
1969 94,425,000
1970 125,250,000
1971 191,450,000
1972 180,800,000
1973 161,000,000
1974 189,000,000
1975 213,570,000
1976 199,110,000
1977 249,160,000
1978 342,600,000
1979 437,150,000
1980 509,450,000
1981 532,810,000
1982 540,590,000
1983 1,081,200,000
1984 1,418,200,000
1985 5,132,300,000
1986 4,839,800,000
1987 6,675,100,000
1988 5,263,600,000
1989 4,530,500,000
1990 7,492,700,000
1991 11,476,000,000
1992 14,322,000,000
1993 17,144,000,000
1994 21,596,000,000
1995 39,139,000,000
1996 42,399,000,000
1997 41,225,000,000
1998 47,270,000,000
1999 44,572,000,000
2000 63,308,000,000
2001 60,335,000,000
2002 54,686,000,000
2003 52,285,000,000
2004 62,670,000,000
2005 64,742,000,000
2006 82,247,000,000
2007 116,687,000,000
2008 163,732,000,000
2009 174,973,000,000
2010 173,217,000,000
2011 193,700,000,000
2012 188,202,000,000
2013 206,619,000,000
2014 249,978,000,000
2015 279,575,000,000
2016 253,614,000,000
2017 284,427,000,000
2018 273,218,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Sri Lanka was 1.89 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 5.86 in 1995, while its lowest value was 0.54 in 1982.

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 1.18
1961 1.18
1962 1.08
1963 0.90
1964 0.85
1965 0.85
1966 0.87
1967 0.85
1968 0.79
1969 0.81
1970 0.92
1971 1.36
1972 1.19
1973 0.87
1974 0.80
1975 0.80
1976 0.66
1977 0.68
1978 0.80
1979 0.83
1980 0.77
1981 0.63
1982 0.54
1983 0.89
1984 0.92
1985 3.16
1986 2.70
1987 3.39
1988 2.37
1989 1.80
1990 2.33
1991 3.08
1992 3.37
1993 3.43
1994 3.73
1995 5.86
1996 5.52
1997 4.63
1998 4.64
1999 4.03
2000 5.03
2001 4.29
2002 3.34
2003 2.87
2004 3.00
2005 2.64
2006 2.80
2007 3.26
2008 3.71
2009 3.62
2010 2.70
2011 2.68
2012 2.16
2013 2.15
2014 2.41
2015 2.55
2016 2.14
2017 2.15
2018 1.89

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure) in Sri Lanka was 10.14 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 28 years was 19.53 in 1996, while its lowest value was 7.51 in 1990.

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
1990 7.51
1991 9.53
1992 11.95
1993 12.10
1994 12.65
1995 19.34
1996 19.53
1997 17.68
1998 17.76
1999 16.06
2000 18.93
2001 15.64
2002 13.58
2003 12.54
2004 13.15
2005 11.08
2006 11.53
2007 13.87
2008 16.44
2009 14.56
2010 13.53
2011 13.52
2012 12.09
2013 12.52
2014 13.51
2015 12.54
2016 10.87
2017 11.05
2018 10.14

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade