Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Colombian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Colombia

Our latest data shows that Colombia spent $11,446,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.3% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Colombian 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: $109,011,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $6,683,000,000 3.3%
2002 $7,018,000,000 3.4%
2003 $7,372,000,000 3.5%
2004 $7,868,000,000 3.5%
2005 $8,011,000,000 3.4%
2006 $8,470,000,000 3.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $8,985,000,000 3.3%
2008 $10,621,000,000 3.7%
2009 $11,158,000,000 3.9%
2010 $11,072,000,000 3.6%
2011 $10,307,000,000 3.1%
2012 $11,446,000,000 3.3%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Colombia in 2002 – 2007 include special allocations totaling 2.5 billion pesos from a war tax decree of 12 August 2002. Most of these allocations were spent between 2002-2004.

Other Countries in the Region

Brazilian Flag Brazil
$36,751 Million (2012)
Trinidadian, Tobagonian Flag Trinidad &Tobago
No Data (2012)
Dominican Flag Dom. Republic
$359 Million (2012)
Uruguayan Flag Uruguay
$944 Million (2012)
Bolivian Flag Bolivia
$377 Million (2012)
Argentine Flag Argentina
$4,356 Million (2012)
Belizean Flag Belize
$15 Million (2012)
Salvadoran Flag El Salvador
$233 Million (2012)

Colombia's Military Branches

National Army (Ejercito Nacional), Republic of Colombia Navy (Armada Republica de Colombia, ARC, includes Naval Aviation, Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina, IM), and Coast Guard), Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Colombia, FAC).

Military Service Age in Colombia

18-24 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation is 18 months.