Afghanistan: Military spending

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 Afghanistan

Military spending, in billion U.S. dollars

 Latest value 0.28
 Year 2021
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 0.17
 Min - Max 0 - 0.33
 Source Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 0.17 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0 billion U.S. dollars in 1970 and a maximum of 0.33 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. The latest value from 2021 is 0.28 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 152 countries is 13.52 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Military spending - recent values

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Military spending - historical chart - 1970-2021




Definition: Military spending includes expenditure on peacekeeping, defense ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities. Also: military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions; operations and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid. Defense and current expenditure for past military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and weapon destruction, are not included.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.28 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.83 2021 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 4.97 2020 percent
 Armed forces 165,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.81 2020 percent
 Arms exports 1.00 1992 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 65.00 2021 dollars
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