Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 3.73 % in 2008 in Djibouti, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 8.19 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Djibouti reached an all time high of 9.21 % in 1985 and an all time low of 0.018 % in 1979. When compared to Djibouti's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Ethiopia amounted to 1.50 % and 3.94 % in Yemen in 2008.
Djibouti has been ranked 13th within the group of 155 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP, 1 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.