Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Burundian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Burundi

Our latest data shows that Burundi spent $57,700,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.4% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Burundian 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: $642,800,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $84,000,000 8.0%
2002 $80,500,000 7.2%
2003 $83,900,000 7.3%
2004 $79,700,000 6.6%
2005 $76,100,000 4.4%
2006 $63,600,000 3.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $63,900,000 3.4%
2008 $53,400,000 2.7%
2009 no data N/A
2010 no data N/A
2011 no data N/A
2012 $57,700,000 2.4%

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

SIPRI Footnote: For years where data was insufficient or non existent, there are gaps.

Other Countries in the Region

Sudanese Flag Sudan
No Data (2012)
Malian Flag Mali
$153 Million (2012)
Zambian Flag Zambia
$319 Million (2012)
Swazi Flag Swaziland
$125 Million (2012)
Nigerian Flag Nigeria
$2,100 Million (2012)
Nigerien Flag Niger
$75 Million (2012)
Algerian Flag Algeria
$9,104 Million (2012)
Ugandan Flag Uganda
$250 Million (2012)

Burundi's Military Branches

Army (includes naval detachment, Air Wing, and Coast Guard), National Gendarmerie.

Military Service Age in Burundi

18 years of age for voluntary military service; the armed forces law of 31 December 2004 did not specify a minimum age for enlistment, but the government claimed that no one younger than 18 was being recruited; mandatory retirement age 45 (enlisted), 50 (NCOs), and 55 (officers).