Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Cameroonian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Cameroon

Our latest data shows that Cameroon spent $372,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.3% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Cameroonian 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: $3,877,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $245,000,000 1.3%
2002 $266,000,000 1.3%
2003 $285,000,000 1.4%
2004 $303,000,000 1.4%
2005 $299,000,000 1.3%
2006 $325,000,000 1.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $341,000,000 1.5%
2008 $353,000,000 1.4%
2009 $358,000,000 1.4%
2010 $383,000,000 1.5%
2011 $347,000,000 1.3%
2012 $372,000,000 1.3%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Figures for Cameroon are for the adopted budget, rather than actual expenditure.

Other Countries in the Region

Ghanaian Flag Ghana
$119 Million (2012)
Central African Flag Central African Republic
No Data (2012)
Ivoirian Flag Côte d’Ivoire
$435 Million (2012)
Nigerien Flag Niger
$75 Million (2012)
Malian Flag Mali
$153 Million (2012)
Cameroonian Flag Cameroon
$372 Million (2012)
Tanzanian Flag Tanzania
$278 Million (2012)
Congolese Flag Congo
No Data (2012)

Cameroon's Military Branches

Army (L'Armee de Terre), Navy (Marine Nationale Republique (MNR), includes naval infantry), Air Force (Armee de l'Air du Cameroun, AAC), Fire Fighter Corps, Gendarmerie.

Military Service Age in Cameroon

18-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; high school graduation required; service obligation 4 years; the government makes periodic calls for volunteers.