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Ecuadorian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Ecuador

Our latest data shows that Ecuador spent $2,263,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.4% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Ecuadorian 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: $18,279,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $637,000,000 1.8%
2002 $745,000,000 2.0%
2003 $1,011,000,000 2.6%
2004 $945,000,000 2.2%
2005 $1,240,000,000 2.6%
2006 $1,198,000,000 2.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,616,000,000 2.9%
2008 $1,873,000,000 3.0%
2009 $2,109,000,000 3.7%
2010 $2,188,000,000 3.6%
2011 $2,454,000,000 3.7%
2012 $2,263,000,000 3.4%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Ecuador changed its currency from the sucre to the US dollars on 13 March 2000, at a rate of one dollar to 25 000 sucres. The current price figures for each year represent the dollar value of military expenditure at the market exchange rate for that year.

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Ecuador's Military Branches

Ecuadorian Land Force (Fuerza Terrestre Ecuatoriana, FTE), Ecuadorian Navy (Fuerza Naval del Ecuador (FNE), includes Naval Infantry, Naval Aviation, Coast Guard), Ecuadorian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana, FAE).

Military Service Age in Ecuador

18 years of age for selective conscript military service; conscription has been suspended; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; Air Force 18-22 years of age, Ecadorian birth requirement; 1-year service obligation.