Syrian Arab Republic - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Syrian Arab Republic was 120,291,000,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 120,291,000,000 in 2011 and a minimum value of 323,000,000 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 323,000,000
1961 323,000,000
1962 552,000,000
1964 428,000,000
1965 451,000,000
1966 391,000,000
1967 453,000,000
1968 726,000,000
1969 743,000,000
1970 763,000,000
1971 676,000,000
1972 994,000,000
1973 1,486,000,000
1974 2,006,000,000
1975 3,285,000,000
1976 3,641,000,000
1977 3,918,000,000
1978 4,763,000,000
1979 6,208,000,000
1980 8,844,000,000
1981 9,568,000,000
1982 10,703,000,000
1983 10,729,000,000
1984 13,325,000,000
1985 13,778,000,000
1986 14,440,000,000
1987 14,327,000,000
1988 14,612,000,000
1989 16,654,000,000
1990 18,429,000,000
1991 32,483,000,000
1992 33,412,000,000
1993 29,948,000,000
1994 37,270,000,000
1995 39,681,000,000
1996 41,741,000,000
1997 43,860,000,000
1998 45,912,000,000
1999 47,594,000,000
2000 49,298,000,000
2001 53,381,000,000
2002 55,332,000,000
2003 67,117,000,000
2004 70,209,000,000
2005 75,720,000,000
2006 74,924,000,000
2007 82,742,000,000
2008 86,827,000,000
2009 101,464,000,000
2010 108,907,000,000
2011 120,291,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Syrian Arab Republic was 4.10 as of 2007. Its highest value over the past 47 years was 17.69 in 1984, while its lowest value was 4.10 in 2007.

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 10.52
1961 9.54
1962 13.47
1964 8.36
1965 8.88
1966 7.75
1967 8.21
1968 12.16
1969 10.83
1970 11.22
1971 8.44
1972 10.77
1973 15.07
1974 12.66
1975 15.95
1976 14.73
1977 14.50
1978 14.71
1979 15.93
1980 17.25
1981 14.55
1982 15.56
1983 14.64
1984 17.69
1985 16.56
1986 14.45
1987 11.22
1988 7.85
1989 7.97
1990 6.87
1991 10.43
1992 8.99
1993 7.24
1994 7.36
1995 6.95
1996 6.04
1997 5.88
1998 5.81
1999 5.81
2000 5.34
2001 5.26
2002 5.21
2003 6.25
2004 5.54
2005 5.03
2006 4.39
2007 4.10

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of central government expenditure) in Syrian Arab Republic was 22.95 as of 2009. Its highest value over the past 11 years was 35.81 in 1998, while its lowest value was 22.95 in 2009.

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
1998 35.81
1999 34.75
2000 30.64
2001 29.97
2002 31.03
2003 33.43
2004 28.25
2005 27.33
2006 23.62
2007 25.40
2008 23.13
2009 22.95

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade