Military expenditures as a share of government expenditure reached 6.44 % in 2017 in Dem. Republic of the Congo, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 19.6 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 25.7 % in 1993 and an all time low of 2.72 % in 1991. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Angola amounted to 10.3 %, 9.68 % in Central African Republic, 17.9 % in Congo and 5.22 % in Zambia in 2017.
Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 50th within the group of 145 countries we follow in terms of military expenditures as a share of government expenditure, 31 places behind 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.