Military Expenditure (Local Currency) rose 0.496 % to EUR 0.903 bil in Ireland in 2016

Military Expenditure (Local Currency) (EUR bil)
Military & Defense | Ireland | July 14, 2018
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Military expenditure in local currency reached 0.903 EUR bil in 2016 in Ireland, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 0.496 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditure in local currency in Ireland reached an all time high of 1.08 EUR bil in 2008 and an all time low of 0.012 EUR bil in 1960. When compared to Ireland's main peers, military expenditure in local currency in Canada amounted to 20.1 CAD bil, 50.4 EUR bil in France and 35.8 GBP bil in United Kingdom in 2016.

Ireland has been ranked 118th within the group of 142 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure in local currency, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Military expenditure data are 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 (Local Currency) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Australia AUD bil 25.3 25.8 25.3 25.7 28.6
Belgium EUR bil 3.96 3.96 4.02 3.96 3.91
Canada CAD bil 19.9 21.2 20.4 19.1 19.7
Denmark DKK bil 25.3 24.3 25.6 23.7 22.8
France EUR bil 46.6 46.5 46.7 47.0 47.9
Germany EUR bil 34.9 34.6 36.2 34.6 34.7
Iceland ISK bil 2.43 2.26 2.18 ... ... ... ...
Ireland EUR bil 0.962 0.935 0.901 0.901 0.899
Italy EUR bil 27.2 27.4 26.3 25.5 23.8
Mexico MXN bil 74.5 80.4 91.9 100 115
Norway NOK bil 39.3 40.5 41.6 43.4 46.2
Spain EUR bil 14.9 14.2 14.7 13.0 12.9
Sweden SEK bil 42.4 41.1 42.3 42.5 45.0
USA USD bil 698 711 685 640 610
United Kingdom GBP bil 37.6 37.6 37.0 36.4 35.9