Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) rose to 17.9% in Congo in 2017

Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) (%)
Military & Defense | Congo | February 1, 2019
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Military expenditures as a share of government expenditure reached 17.9 % in 2017 in Congo, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 13.3 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Congo reached an all time high of 17.9 % in 2017 and an all time low of 5.28 % in 2013. When compared to Congo's main peers, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Cameroon amounted to 6.53 %, 9.68 % in Central African Republic, 9.27 % in Gabon and 6.44 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Congo has been ranked 5th within the group of 145 countries we follow in terms of military expenditures as a share of government expenditure, 56 places above 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
Angola % 8.70% 8.70% 12.0% 12.9% 11.5%
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%
Congo % ... ... ... 5.28% 9.63% ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 6.61% 8.26% 9.91% 5.47% 8.08%
Equatorial Guinea % ... ... ... ... 2.46% ... ...
Gabon % ... 6.73% 6.76% 4.63% 4.82% 5.33%
Nigeria % 3.34% 3.57% 3.51% 3.29% 3.76%
Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... 21.7%
Zambia % 6.75% 6.31% 5.72% 6.64% 6.24%