Ranked:
10th (2012)

Brazilian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Brazil

Our latest data shows that Brazil spent $36,751,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Brazilian 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: $367,945,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $29,160,000,000 2.0%
2002 $29,549,000,000 1.9%
2003 $23,573,000,000 1.5%
2004 $24,493,000,000 1.5%
2005 $26,502,000,000 1.5%
2006 $27,441,000,000 1.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $29,595,000,000 1.5%
2008 $31,488,000,000 1.5%
2009 $34,334,000,000 1.6%
2010 $38,127,000,000 1.6%
2011 $36,932,000,000 1.5%
2012 $36,751,000,000 1.5%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Mexican Flag Mexico
$7,103 Million (2012)
Argentine Flag Argentina
$4,356 Million (2012)
Canadian Flag Canada
$22,382 Million (2012)
Paraguayan Flag Paraguay
$430 Million (2012)
Jamaican Flag Jamaica
$123 Million (2012)
Brazilian Flag Brazil
$36,751 Million (2012)
Dominican Flag Dom. Republic
$359 Million (2012)
Cuban Flag Cuba
No Data (2012)

Brazil's Military Branches

Brazilian Army (Exercito Brasileiro, EB), Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil (MB), includes Naval Air and Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais)), Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasileira, FAB).

Military Service Age in Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 9-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.