Military Expenditure (USD) fell 8.72 % to USD 16.0 bil in Israel in 2015

Military Expenditure (USD) (USD bil)
Military & Defense | Israel | July 14, 2018
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Military expenditure in USD prices reached 16.0 USD bil in 2015 in Israel, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 8.72 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditure in USD prices in Israel reached an all time high of 17.6 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 6.01 USD bil in 1989. When compared to Israel's main peers, military expenditure in USD prices in Egypt amounted to 5.89 USD bil, 1.62 USD bil in Jordan and 2.24 USD bil in Lebanon in 2015.

Israel has been ranked 13th within the group of 136 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure in USD prices, 5 places above 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 (USD) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cyprus USD bil 0.479 0.497 0.453 0.422 0.391
Egypt USD bil 4.01 4.40 4.46 4.55 4.36
Iraq USD bil 2.97 3.58 5.91 6.05 7.90
Israel USD bil 14.0 14.6 15.4 14.7 16.9
Jordan USD bil 1.41 1.56 1.60 1.47 1.45
Lebanon USD bil 1.43 1.59 1.63 1.76 1.94
Libya USD bil ... ... ... 2.99 ... ...
Saudi Arabia USD bil 41.2 45.2 48.5 56.5 67.0
Sudan USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Syria USD bil 2.19 2.36 2.38 ... ... ... ...
Turkey USD bil 16.1 17.9 17.2 17.9 18.6