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N/A (2012)

Ethiopian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Ethiopia

Our latest data shows that Ethiopia spent $329,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.8% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Ethiopian 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: $5,438,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $718,000,000 4.4%
2002 $591,000,000 3.4%
2003 $486,000,000 2.8%
2004 $527,000,000 2.5%
2005 $521,000,000 2.3%
2006 $471,000,000 1.7%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $431,000,000 1.3%
2008 $345,000,000 1.1%
2009 $341,000,000 1.0%
2010 $345,000,000 0.9%
2011 $333,000,000 0.8%
2012 $329,000,000 0.8%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figure for Ethiopia in 1999 includes an allocation of 1 billion birr in addition to the original defense budget. Figures for 1990 and 1992 are estimated by SIPRI.

Other Countries in the Region

Cape Verdean Flag Cape Verde
No Data (2012)
Malawian Flag Malawi
$54 Million (2012)
Djiboutian Flag Djibouti
No Data (2012)
Ugandan Flag Uganda
$250 Million (2012)
Angolan Flag Angola
$3,827 Million (2012)
Mauritanian Flag Mauritania
No Data (2012)
Burundian Flag Burundi
$58 Million (2012)
Tunisian Flag Tunisia
$746 Million (2012)

Ethiopia's Military Branches

Ground Forces, Ethiopian Air Force (Ye Ityopya Ayer Hayl, ETAF).

Military Service Age in Ethiopia

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no compulsory military service, but the military can conduct callups when necessary and compliance is compulsory.