Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) in Central African Republic

Military expenditures as a share of government expenditure reached 9.68 % in 2017 in Central African Republic, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 20.4 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Central African Republic reached an all time high of 21.2 % in 2013 and an all time low of 5.61 % in 1994. When compared to Central African Republic's main peers, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Cameroon amounted to 6.53 %, 13.8 % in Chad, 30.9 % in Sudan and 6.44 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Central African Republic has been ranked 26th within the group of 145 countries we follow in terms of military expenditures as a share of government expenditure, 18 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.

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