Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Batswana Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Botswana

Our latest data shows that Botswana spent $345,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.9% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Batswana 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: $4,705,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $417,000,000 3.5%
2002 $444,000,000 3.7%
2003 $429,000,000 3.7%
2004 $396,000,000 3.1%
2005 $359,000,000 2.8%
2006 $354,000,000 2.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $390,000,000 2.5%
2008 $417,000,000 2.5%
2009 $402,000,000 2.9%
2010 $381,000,000 2.4%
2011 $371,000,000 2.1%
2012 $345,000,000 1.9%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Eritrean Flag Eritrea
No Data (2012)
Ghanaian Flag Ghana
$119 Million (2012)
Kenyan Flag Kenya
$694 Million (2012)
Burkinabe Flag Burkina Faso
$153 Million (2012)
Nigerien Flag Niger
$75 Million (2012)
Zimbabwean Flag Zimbabwe
$303 Million (2012)
Djiboutian Flag Djibouti
No Data (2012)
Gabonese Flag Gabon
$264 Million (2012)

Botswana's Military Branches

Ground Forces Command, Air Wing Command, Defense Logistics Command, Special Forces Group.

Military Service Age in Botswana

18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.