Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Iraqi Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Iraq

Our latest data shows that Iraq spent $5,693,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.7% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Iraqi 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: $30,977,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 no data N/A
2002 no data N/A
2003 no data N/A
2004 $1,882,000,000 1.7%
2005 $2,541,000,000 2.2%
2006 $1,824,000,000 1.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $2,724,000,000 2.2%
2008 $3,401,000,000 2.2%
2009 $3,225,000,000 2.5%
2010 $3,782,000,000 2.5%
2011 $5,905,000,000 3.0%
2012 $5,693,000,000 2.7%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Iraq do not include spending on the National Defence Council, the Office of the Chief of the Armed Forces or the Directorate of Disarmament and Integration of Militias, which totaled 308 and 314 billion dinars in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Other Countries in the Region

Qatari Flag Qatar
No Data (2012)
Iranian Flag Iran
No Data (2012)
Lebanese Flag Lebanon
$1,622 Million (2012)
Iraqi Flag Iraq
$5,693 Million (2012)
Kuwaiti Flag Kuwait
$5,945 Million (2012)
Tajikistani Flag Tajikistan
No Data (2012)
Israeli Flag Israel
$15,536 Million (2012)
Egyptian Flag Egypt
$4,175 Million (2012)

Iraq's Military Branches

Counterterrorism Command; Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF); Ministry of Defense Forces: Iraqi Army (includes Army Aviation Directorate, former National Guard Iraqi Intervention Forces, and Strategic Infrastructure Battalions), Iraqi Navy (former Iraqi Coastal Defense Force, includes Iraq Marine Force), Iraqi Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya).

Military Service Age in Iraq

18-40 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.