Thailand - Military expenditure

Military expenditure (current USD)

The latest value for Military expenditure (current USD) in Thailand was 6,829,203,000 as of 2018. Over the past 58 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 6,829,203,000 in 2018 and 58,741,400 in 1961.

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 62,825,160
1961 58,741,400
1962 80,303,740
1963 85,501,270
1964 87,235,580
1965 94,266,820
1966 105,540,900
1967 126,346,200
1968 154,639,400
1969 184,903,800
1970 217,223,600
1971 262,656,300
1972 284,086,500
1973 312,408,500
1974 363,887,800
1975 416,034,900
1976 531,909,200
1977 688,722,100
1978 942,007,000
1979 1,199,048,000
1980 1,373,227,000
1981 1,415,854,000
1982 1,507,635,000
1983 1,583,037,000
1984 1,698,838,000
1985 1,629,595,000
1986 1,635,667,000
1987 1,698,687,000
1988 1,809,003,000
1989 1,939,693,000
1990 2,214,018,000
1991 2,598,337,000
1992 2,961,770,000
1993 3,156,300,000
1994 3,611,133,000
1995 3,849,026,000
1996 3,938,047,000
1997 3,264,803,000
1998 2,110,240,000
1999 2,056,847,000
2000 1,881,009,000
2001 1,724,800,000
2002 1,812,993,000
2003 1,891,521,000
2004 1,866,937,000
2005 1,984,493,000
2006 2,441,917,000
2007 3,522,634,000
2008 4,465,994,000
2009 4,799,655,000
2010 4,962,420,000
2011 5,512,984,000
2012 5,491,915,000
2013 5,901,297,000
2014 5,729,784,000
2015 5,724,812,000
2016 5,876,295,000
2017 6,305,880,000
2018 6,829,203,000

Military expenditure (current LCU)

The value for Military expenditure (current LCU) in Thailand was 220,659,000,000 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 220,659,000,000 in 2018 and a minimum value of 1,237,000,000 in 1961.

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 1,330,750,000
1961 1,237,000,000
1962 1,676,750,000
1963 1,781,000,000
1964 1,814,500,000
1965 1,960,750,000
1966 2,195,250,000
1967 2,628,000,000
1968 3,216,500,000
1969 3,846,000,000
1970 4,518,250,000
1971 5,463,250,000
1972 5,909,000,000
1973 6,401,750,000
1974 7,414,250,000
1975 8,478,500,000
1976 10,851,000,000
1977 14,050,000,000
1978 19,156,750,000
1979 24,483,250,000
1980 28,118,750,000
1981 30,894,500,000
1982 34,675,750,000
1983 36,410,000,000
1984 40,159,500,000
1985 44,258,000,000
1986 43,016,250,000
1987 43,695,000,000
1988 45,756,750,000
1989 49,854,000,000
1990 56,646,750,000
1991 66,301,250,000
1992 75,229,250,000
1993 79,916,250,000
1994 90,820,000,000
1995 95,899,250,000
1996 99,800,750,000
1997 102,398,000,000
1998 87,278,250,000
1999 77,777,000,000
2000 75,450,670,000
2001 76,636,130,000
2002 77,886,370,000
2003 78,468,970,000
2004 75,092,700,000
2005 79,816,500,000
2006 92,504,700,000
2007 121,595,000,000
2008 148,777,000,000
2009 164,560,000,000
2010 157,238,000,000
2011 168,100,000,000
2012 170,706,000,000
2013 181,323,000,000
2014 186,102,000,000
2015 196,062,000,000
2016 207,425,000,000
2017 214,751,000,000
2018 220,659,000,000

Military expenditure (% of GDP)

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Thailand was 1.33 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 4.38 in 1979, while its lowest value was 1.12 in 2005.

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 2.47
1961 2.10
1962 2.63
1963 2.62
1964 2.43
1965 2.33
1966 2.17
1967 2.43
1968 2.75
1969 2.99
1970 3.07
1971 3.56
1972 3.47
1973 2.88
1974 2.66
1975 2.80
1976 3.13
1977 3.48
1978 3.92
1979 4.38
1980 4.24
1981 4.06
1982 4.12
1983 3.95
1984 4.06
1985 4.19
1986 3.80
1987 3.36
1988 2.93
1989 2.68
1990 2.59
1991 2.65
1992 2.66
1993 2.52
1994 2.50
1995 2.29
1996 2.16
1997 2.16
1998 1.89
1999 1.68
2000 1.53
2001 1.49
2002 1.43
2003 1.32
2004 1.15
2005 1.12
2006 1.18
2007 1.43
2008 1.64
2009 1.82
2010 1.56
2011 1.59
2012 1.38
2013 1.40
2014 1.41
2015 1.43
2016 1.44
2017 1.37
2018 1.33

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

Military expenditure (% of general government expenditure) in Thailand was 6.34 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 13.67 in 1995, while its lowest value was 5.47 in 2005.

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
1995 13.67
1996 12.32
1997 10.07
1998 7.82
1999 6.38
2000 8.04
2001 7.21
2002 5.67
2003 6.96
2004 5.75
2005 5.47
2006 5.98
2007 6.87
2008 7.93
2009 8.02
2010 6.73
2011 7.00
2012 6.52
2013 6.51
2014 6.39
2015 6.50
2016 6.77
2017 6.42
2018 6.34

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade