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N/A (2012)

Estonian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Estonia

Our latest data shows that Estonia spent $438,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.9% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Estonian 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: $4,640,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $218,000,000 1.5%
2002 $260,000,000 1.7%
2003 $301,000,000 1.7%
2004 $317,000,000 1.7%
2005 $395,000,000 1.9%
2006 $444,000,000 1.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $538,000,000 2.1%
2008 $519,000,000 2.1%
2009 $473,000,000 2.3%
2010 $363,000,000 1.7%
2011 $374,000,000 1.7%
2012 $438,000,000 1.9%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Estonia merged their Border Guard Service with the National Police in 2010, and are no longer classed as a paramilitary force by SIPRI. This accounts for much of the decrease in Estonian military spending in 2010.

Other Countries in the Region

Lithuanian Flag Lithuania
$430 Million (2012)
Armenian Flag Armenia
$408 Million (2012)
Norwegian Flag Norway
$7,189 Million (2012)
Slovak Flag Slovakia
$1,072 Million (2012)
Spanish Flag Spain
$12,185 Million (2012)
Albanian Flag Albania
$194 Million (2012)
Italian Flag Italy
$35,719 Million (2012)
Austrian Flag Austria
$3,411 Million (2012)

Estonia's Military Branches

Land Force (Maavagi), Navy (Merevagi), Air Force (Ohuvagi), Defense League (Kaitseliit).

Military Service Age in Estonia

18-27 for compulsory military or governmental service, conscript service requirement 8-11 months depending on education; NCOs, reserve officers, and specialists serve 11 months.