Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 2.06 % in 2017 in Gabon, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 44 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Gabon reached an all time high of 4.00 % in 1986 and an all time low of 0.668 % in 1976. When compared to Gabon's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to 2.20 %, 1.32 % in Cameroon and 6.17 % in Congo in 2017.
Gabon has been ranked 46th within the group of 146 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP.
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.