Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) fell to 1.32% in Central African Republic in 2017

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%)
Military & Defense | Central African Republic | December 26, 2018
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Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 1.32 % in 2017 in Central African Republic, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 8.2 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Central African Republic reached an all time high of 2.98 % in 2013 and an all time low of 1.05 % in 2002. When compared to Central African Republic's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Cameroon amounted to 1.32 %, 2.15 % in Chad, 3.18 % in Sudan and 0.699 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Central African Republic has been ranked 84th within the group of 146 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP, 32 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Military expenditure is derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditure on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces, defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects, paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations, and military space activities.

Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 3.26% 3.24% 4.46% 4.70% 3.13%
Cameroon % 1.31% 1.34% 1.33% 1.25% 1.25%
Central African Republic % 2.14% 1.86% 2.98% 2.13% 1.59%
Chad % 5.02% ... 5.61% 2.82% 2.03%
Congo % ... ... ... 2.62% 5.01% ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 0.972% 1.21% 1.15% 0.950% 1.28%
Egypt % 1.93% 1.79% 1.59% 1.47% 1.55%
Ethiopia % 1.09% 0.868% 0.806% 0.768% 0.740%
Gabon % ... 1.46% 1.62% 1.60% 1.14% 1.19%
Niger % 1.31% 2.14% 1.38% 1.77% ...
Nigeria % 0.579% 0.503% 0.470% 0.415% 0.418%
South Sudan % 5.91% 9.51% 7.17% 8.10% 8.75%
Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... 2.36%
Zambia % 1.26% 1.39% 1.43% 1.66% 1.79%