Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Beninese Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Benin. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Benin

Our latest data shows that Benin spent $79,400,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.1% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Beninese military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $460,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $27,400,000 0.5%
2002 $50,400,000 0.9%
2003 $55,100,000 1.0%
2004 $60,000,000 1.0%
2005 $60,900,000 1.0%
2006 $60,900,000 1.0%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 no data N/A
2008 $65,900,000 1.0%
2009 no data N/A
2010 no data N/A
2011 no data N/A
2012 $79,400,000 1.1%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: The gaps in the line graph are due to insufficient data for those years.

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Benin's Military Branches

Army (l'Arme de Terre), Benin Navy (Forces Navales Beninois, FNB), Benin Air Force (Force Aerienne du Benin, FAB).

Military Service Age in Benin

18-35 years of age for selective compulsory and voluntary military service; a higher education diploma is required; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript tour of duty - 18 months.