Ranked:
11th (2012)

Italian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Italy

Our latest data shows that Italy spent $35,719,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.7% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Italian 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: $490,222,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $42,357,000,000 2.0%
2002 $43,513,000,000 2.0%
2003 $43,867,000,000 2.0%
2004 $44,011,000,000 2.0%
2005 $42,342,000,000 1.9%
2006 $40,976,000,000 1.8%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $39,736,000,000 1.7%
2008 $41,160,000,000 1.8%
2009 $40,002,000,000 1.8%
2010 $38,869,000,000 1.8%
2011 $37,670,000,000 1.7%
2012 $35,719,000,000 1.7%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Italy include spending on civil defence, which typically amounts to about 4.5% of the total.

Other Countries in the Region

Bosnian Flag Bosnia-Herzegovina
$245 Million (2012)
Portuguese Flag Portugal
$3,980 Million (2012)
French Flag France
$62,582 Million (2012)
Italian Flag Italy
$35,719 Million (2012)
Irish Flag Ireland
$1,235 Million (2012)
Finnish Flag Finland
$3,856 Million (2012)
Spanish Flag Spain
$12,185 Million (2012)
Lithuanian Flag Lithuania
$430 Million (2012)

Italy's Military Branches

Army (Esercito Italiano, EI), Navy (Marina Militare Italiana, MMI), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana, AMI), Carabinieri Corps (Arma dei Carabinieri, CC).

Military Service Age in Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 12-month service obligation.