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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU

DEFINITION: Military expenditure (current LCU). Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zambia 1.65 trillion 2012
2 Uganda 720 billion 2012
3 Tanzania 506 billion 2012
4 Angola 396 billion 2012
5 Nigeria 365 billion 2012
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 283 billion 2012
7 Cote d'Ivoire 208 billion 2012
8 Guinea 182 billion 2004
9 Cameroon 181 billion 2012
10 Equatorial Guinea 175.62 billion 2009
11 Madagascar 151 billion 2012
12 Gabon 128 billion 2012
13 Sierra Leone 118.78 billion 2012
14 Chad 114 billion 2011
15 Senegal 98.84 billion 2010
16 Burundi 85.1 billion 2012
17 Mali 76 billion 2012
18 Burkina Faso 74.3 billion 2012
19 Kenya 67.41 billion 2012
20 Republic of the Congo 66.17 billion 2010
21 Rwanda 49 billion 2012
22 Benin 39.9 billion 2012
23 South Africa 36.71 billion 2012
24 Niger 35.6 billion 2012
25 Mauritania 30.1 billion 2009
26 Togo 27.85 billion 2011
27 Central African Republic 25.55 billion 2010
28 Malawi 9.88 billion 2012
29 Guinea-Bissau 8.46 billion 2012
30 Ethiopia 6.75 billion 2012
31 Djibouti 6.45 billion 2008
32 Somalia 4.2 billion 1989
33 Namibia 3.34 billion 2012
34 Sudan 3.34 billion 2006
35 South Sudan 2.84 billion 2012
36 Mozambique 2.8 billion 2010
37 Botswana 2.54 billion 2012
38 Eritrea 2.52 billion 2003
39 Liberia 1.06 billion 2012
40 Swaziland 976 million 2012
41 Cape Verde 768 million 2011
42 Mauritius 666 million 2012
43 Lesotho 390 million 2012
44 Zimbabwe 318 million 2012
45 Ghana 196 million 2012
46 Seychelles 126 million 2012
47 The Gambia 113 million 2007

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