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

Zambian Flag Zambia
$319 Million (2012)
Rwandan Flag Rwanda
$77 Million (2012)
Chadian Flag Chad
No Data (2012)
Batswana Flag Botswana
$345 Million (2012)
Mauritanian Flag Mauritania
No Data (2012)
Namibian Flag Namibia
$432 Million (2012)
Ethiopian Flag Ethiopia
$329 Million (2012)
Congolese Flag Congo
No Data (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.