Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) fell to 7.39% in South Sudan in 2017

Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) (%)
Military & Defense | South Sudan | February 1, 2019
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Military expenditures as a share of government expenditure reached 7.39 % in 2017 in South Sudan, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 11.5 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in South Sudan reached an all time high of 29.0 % in 2011 and an all time low of 7.39 % in 2017. When compared to South Sudan's main peers, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Central African Republic amounted to 9.68 %, 3.76 % in Ethiopia, 30.9 % in Sudan and 8.58 % in Uganda in 2017.

South Sudan has been ranked 44th within the group of 145 countries we follow in terms of military expenditures as a share of government expenditure.

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
Cameroon % 6.36% 6.85% 6.07% 5.66% 6.04%
Central African Republic % 14.5% 12.0% 21.2% 17.7% 11.3%
Chad % 22.4% ... 24.5% 12.8% 11.9%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 6.61% 8.26% 9.91% 5.47% 8.08%
Egypt % 6.07% 5.36% 4.60% 4.67% 5.15%
Eritrea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia % 5.98% 5.22% 4.54% 4.40% 4.07%
Kenya % 6.54% 6.89% 6.15% 4.91% 4.85%
Rwanda % 4.44% 4.24% 4.03% 4.01% 4.57%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Sudan % ... ... 29.0% 27.7% 25.9% 23.7% 25.6%
Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... 21.7%
Uganda % 17.7% 10.6% 10.1% 9.17% 9.91%