N/A (2012)

Gambian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Gambia

Our data source (SIPRI) does not have a figure for Gambia'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 Gambian military spending, check out SIPRI.org which has data as far back as 1988, including dollars spent and percentage of GDP.

Total Spent: $22,800,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $2,600,000 0.9%
2002 $2,800,000 1.0%
2003 $3,000,000 1.1%
2004 $2,700,000 0.4%
2005 $3,700,000 0.5%
2006 $3,400,000 0.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $4,600,000 0.6%
2008 no data N/A
2009 no data N/A
2010 no data N/A
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: The 2009 Budget Speech by the Minister of Finance gave figures for the Ministry of Defence budget of 381 million and 2XX million dalasis respectively for 2008 and 2009. However these figures represent a different definition of military expenditure than earlier figures, so cannot be used to form a consistent series. They would imply a much higher increase in spending in 2008 than is likely to be the case. Figures for Gambia are for current spending only (i.e. exclude capital spending).

Other Countries in the Region

Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
Rwandan Flag Rwanda
$77 Million (2012)
Djiboutian Flag Djibouti
No Data (2012)
Italian Flag Italy
$35,719 Million (2012)
Cambodian Flag Cambodia
$210 Million (2012)
Austrian Flag Austria
$3,411 Million (2012)
Basotho Flag Lesotho
$51 Million (2012)
Armenian Flag Armenia
$408 Million (2012)

Gambia's Military Branches

Gambian National Army (GNA), Gambian Navy (GN), Republican National Guard (RNG).

Military Service Age in Gambia

18 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription.