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

Luxembourg Flag Luxembourg
$359 Million (2012)
Cypriot Flag Cyprus
$499 Million (2012)
Irish Flag Ireland
$1,235 Million (2012)
Swedish Flag Sweden
$6,424 Million (2012)
Norwegian Flag Norway
$7,189 Million (2012)
Portuguese Flag Portugal
$3,980 Million (2012)
Turkish Flag Turkey
$17,906 Million (2012)
Latvian Flag Latvia
$279 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.