Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Central African Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Central African Republic

Our data source (SIPRI) does not have a figure for Central African Republic's military budget in 2012, but the chart below contains the available military spending data from the past 12 years. If you want to learn more about Central African military spending, check out SIPRI.org which has data as far back as 1988, including dollars spent and percentage of GDP.

Total Spent: $233,600,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 no data N/A
2002 $20,700,000 1.0%
2003 $23,300,000 1.3%
2004 $21,800,000 1.2%
2005 $21,600,000 1.1%
2006 no data N/A
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $22,600,000 1.1%
2008 $31,800,000 1.5%
2009 $37,000,000 1.7%
2010 $54,800,000 2.5%
2011 no data N/A
2012 no data N/A

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

SIPRI Footnote: Figures are for current spending only (i.e. exclude capital spending). For years where spending data was not sufficient or available, there is a gap in the line graph.

Other Countries in the Region

Basotho Flag Lesotho
$51 Million (2012)
Batswana Flag Botswana
$345 Million (2012)
Gabonese Flag Gabon
$264 Million (2012)
Mozambican Flag Mozambique
No Data (2012)
Cape Verdean Flag Cape Verde
No Data (2012)
Zimbabwean Flag Zimbabwe
$303 Million (2012)
Guinean Flag Guinea
No Data (2012)
Nigerian Flag Nigeria
$2,100 Million (2012)

The CAR's Military Branches

Ground Forces (includes Military Air Service), General Directorate of Gendarmerie Inspection (DGIG), National Police.

Military Service Age in Central African Republic

18 years of age for selective military service; 2-year conscript service obligation.