Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 2.48 % in 2017 in Myanmar, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 33.6 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Myanmar reached an all time high of 6.96 % in 1960 and an all time low of 1.30 % in 2002. When compared to Myanmar's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in China amounted to 1.91 %, 2.49 % in India and 1.42 % in Thailand in 2017.
Myanmar has been ranked 31st 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.