Switzerland - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current USD)

The latest value for Military expenditure (current USD) in Switzerland was 4,795,847,000 as of 2018. Over the past 58 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 5,032,884,000 in 2013 and 200,093,800 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 200,093,800
1961 237,368,400
1962 273,728,300
1963 294,995,400
1964 329,525,800
1965 343,475,200
1966 378,234,400
1967 383,265,300
1968 373,889,500
1969 409,106,000
1970 436,090,000
1971 511,387,700
1972 601,427,000
1973 764,970,000
1974 888,478,700
1975 1,032,046,000
1976 1,228,177,000
1977 1,226,534,000
1978 1,668,885,000
1979 1,945,006,000
1980 1,996,766,000
1981 1,810,878,000
1982 1,928,315,000
1983 1,946,035,000
1984 1,807,906,000
1985 1,966,929,000
1986 2,565,428,000
1987 3,020,407,000
1988 3,276,157,000
1989 3,082,039,000
1990 4,056,408,000
1991 4,016,764,000
1992 4,138,044,000
1993 3,611,213,000
1994 3,899,276,000
1995 4,645,361,000
1996 4,239,448,000
1997 3,498,219,000
1998 3,494,251,000
1999 3,146,823,000
2000 2,800,147,000
2001 2,763,655,000
2002 2,882,697,000
2003 3,270,338,000
2004 3,503,820,000
2005 3,484,637,000
2006 3,328,973,000
2007 3,524,746,000
2008 4,098,459,000
2009 4,055,544,000
2010 4,115,408,000
2011 4,973,864,000
2012 4,592,165,000
2013 5,032,884,000
2014 4,612,777,000
2015 4,521,077,000
2016 4,571,348,000
2017 4,628,402,000
2018 4,795,847,000

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Switzerland was 4,690,000,000 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,819,000,000 in 1992 and a minimum value of 875,000,000 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.

Year Value
1960 875,000,000
1961 1,038,000,000
1962 1,197,000,000
1963 1,290,000,000
1964 1,441,000,000
1965 1,502,000,000
1966 1,654,000,000
1967 1,676,000,000
1968 1,635,000,000
1969 1,789,000,000
1970 1,907,000,000
1971 2,114,000,000
1972 2,297,000,000
1973 2,421,000,000
1974 2,647,000,000
1975 2,664,000,000
1976 3,070,000,000
1977 2,948,000,000
1978 2,984,000,000
1979 3,234,000,000
1980 3,346,000,000
1981 3,557,000,000
1982 3,915,000,000
1983 4,085,000,000
1984 4,248,000,000
1985 4,833,000,000
1986 4,615,000,000
1987 4,504,000,000
1988 4,794,000,000
1989 5,042,000,000
1990 5,635,000,000
1991 5,760,000,000
1992 5,819,000,000
1993 5,336,000,000
1994 5,333,000,000
1995 5,493,000,000
1996 5,240,000,000
1997 5,077,000,000
1998 5,066,000,000
1999 4,727,000,000
2000 4,729,000,000
2001 4,664,000,000
2002 4,493,000,000
2003 4,404,000,000
2004 4,357,000,000
2005 4,339,000,000
2006 4,174,000,000
2007 4,231,000,000
2008 4,439,000,000
2009 4,413,000,000
2010 4,292,000,000
2011 4,417,000,000
2012 4,306,000,000
2013 4,665,000,000
2014 4,226,000,000
2015 4,351,000,000
2016 4,506,000,000
2017 4,557,000,000
2018 4,690,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Switzerland was 0.68 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 2.57 in 1962, while its lowest value was 0.65 in 2014.

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 2.34
1961 2.47
1962 2.57
1963 2.52
1964 2.54
1965 2.47
1966 2.53
1967 2.38
1968 2.18
1969 2.20
1970 2.10
1971 2.05
1972 1.97
1973 1.86
1974 1.88
1975 1.90
1976 2.16
1977 2.02
1978 1.97
1979 2.04
1980 1.68
1981 1.66
1982 1.73
1983 1.75
1984 1.70
1985 1.82
1986 1.66
1987 1.56
1988 1.56
1989 1.52
1990 1.57
1991 1.54
1992 1.52
1993 1.37
1994 1.33
1995 1.36
1996 1.28
1997 1.22
1998 1.19
1999 1.09
2000 1.03
2001 0.99
2002 0.96
2003 0.93
2004 0.89
2005 0.85
2006 0.77
2007 0.73
2008 0.74
2009 0.75
2010 0.70
2011 0.71
2012 0.69
2013 0.73
2014 0.65
2015 0.67
2016 0.68
2017 0.68
2018 0.68

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure) in Switzerland was 2.07 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 30 years was 5.57 in 1990, while its lowest value was 1.99 in 2014.

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 5.42
1989 5.39
1990 5.57
1991 5.12
1992 4.77
1993 4.14
1994 4.03
1995 4.10
1996 3.82
1997 3.64
1998 3.56
1999 3.21
2000 3.15
2001 3.09
2002 2.76
2003 2.74
2004 2.65
2005 2.59
2006 2.49
2007 2.46
2008 2.43
2009 2.32
2010 2.20
2011 2.23
2012 2.14
2013 2.21
2014 1.99
2015 2.02
2016 2.07
2017 2.07
2018 2.07

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade