Military Expenditure (Local Currency) rose 1.51% to XAF 16.2 bil in Central African Republic in 2017

Military Expenditure (Local Currency) (XAF bil)
Military & Defense | Central African Republic | December 26, 2018
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Military expenditure in local currency reached 16.2 XAF bil in 2017 in Central African Republic, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 1.51 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditure in local currency in Central African Republic reached an all time high of 25.5 XAF bil in 2010 and an all time low of 5.42 XAF bil in 1993. When compared to Central African Republic's main peers, military expenditure in local currency in Cameroon amounted to 239 XAF bil, 123 XAF bil in Chad, 29.1 SDG bil in Sudan and 429 CDF bil in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Central African Republic has been ranked 81st within the group of 147 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure in local currency, 1 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 2017
Angola AOA bil 342 396 588 673 433
Cameroon XAF bil 164 181 194 199 209
Central African Republic XAF bil 23.5 21.8 23.7 19.0 15.8
Chad XAF bil 288 ... 359 194 131
Congo XAF bil ... ... ... 181 349 ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo CDF bil 220 306 344 316 455
Egypt EGP bil 26.5 27.6 30.0 36.0 42.1
Ethiopia ETB bil 5.62 6.49 6.99 8.15 9.16
Gabon XAF bil ... 126 142 139 103 101
Niger XOF bil 39.6 76.0 52.4 72.0 ...
Nigeria NGN bil 369 365 381 374 397
South Sudan SSP bil 3.15 2.92 2.90 3.84 4.71
Sudan SDG bil ... ... ... ... ... 13.7
Zambia ZMW bil 1.50 1.78 2.06 2.73 3.22