Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) fell to 5.15% in Ivory Coast in 2017

Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) (%)
Military & Defense | Ivory Coast | February 1, 2019
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Military expenditures as a share of government expenditure reached 5.15 % in 2017 in Ivory Coast, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 27.8 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Ivory Coast reached an all time high of 8.70 % in 2009 and an all time low of 3.80 % in 1997. When compared to Ivory Coast's main peers, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Burkina Faso amounted to 5.10 %, 9.90 % in Guinea, 1.73 % in Liberia and 12.7 % in Mali in 2017.

Ivory Coast has been ranked 66th within the group of 145 countries we follow in terms of military expenditures as a share of government expenditure, 16 places behind 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 Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 10.8% 10.2% 13.4% 13.7% 13.7%
Burkina Faso % 5.87% 5.19% 4.89% 6.08% 6.14%
Ghana % 2.23% 2.70% 1.86% 2.31% 2.11%
Guinea % ... ... ... 11.4% 12.6% 11.1% 11.6%
Ivory Coast % 7.63% 6.82% 6.27% 7.02% 7.54%
Liberia % 2.97% 2.89% 2.35% 2.25% 1.71%
Mali % 6.04% 7.70% 5.88% 7.60% 11.3%
Mauritania % ... ... 9.82% 9.93% 9.15% 8.40% ...
Niger % 6.75% 9.51% 5.09% ... ...
Senegal % 5.56% 4.85% 5.67% 5.25% 5.26%
Sierra Leone % 4.03% 3.85% 4.11% 5.52% 4.45%