Ranked:
8th (2012)

German Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Germany

Our latest data shows that Germany spent $48,617,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.4% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more German 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: $579,383,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $49,909,000,000 1.5%
2002 $50,051,000,000 1.5%
2003 $49,366,000,000 1.4%
2004 $47,851,000,000 1.4%
2005 $47,102,000,000 1.4%
2006 $46,015,000,000 1.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $46,060,000,000 1.3%
2008 $47,382,000,000 1.3%
2009 $49,174,000,000 1.4%
2010 $49,692,000,000 1.4%
2011 $48,164,000,000 1.3%
2012 $48,617,000,000 1.4%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Belgian Flag Belgium
$5,352 Million (2012)
Croatian Flag Croatia
$1,015 Million (2012)
Georgian Flag Georgia
$451 Million (2012)
Swiss Flag Switzerland
$5,136 Million (2012)
Latvian Flag Latvia
$279 Million (2012)
Hungarian Flag Hungary
$1,100 Million (2012)
Azerbaijani Flag Azerbaijan
$3,078 Million (2012)
Bulgarian Flag Bulgaria
$782 Million (2012)

Germany's Military Branches

Army (Heer), Navy (Deutsche Marine, includes naval air arm), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Joint Support Services (Streitkraeftbasis, SKB), Central Medical Service (Zentraler Sanitaetsdienst, ZSanDstBw).

Military Service Age in Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.