Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Kuwaiti Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Kuwait

Our latest data shows that Kuwait spent $5,945,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.3% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Kuwaiti 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: $60,036,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $4,365,000,000 7.7%
2002 $4,504,000,000 7.4%
2003 $4,854,000,000 6.5%
2004 $5,225,000,000 5.8%
2005 $5,056,000,000 4.3%
2006 $4,999,000,000 3.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $5,309,000,000 3.6%
2008 $4,888,000,000 3.0%
2009 $4,782,000,000 4.0%
2010 $4,716,000,000 3.5%
2011 $5,393,000,000 3.2%
2012 $5,945,000,000 3.3%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Saudi Flag Saudi Arabia
$54,218 Million (2012)
Egyptian Flag Egypt
$4,175 Million (2012)
Emirati Flag UAE
No Data (2012)
Omani Flag Oman
$6,489 Million (2012)
Kuwaiti Flag Kuwait
$5,945 Million (2012)
Tajikistani Flag Tajikistan
No Data (2012)
Qatari Flag Qatar
No Data (2012)
Syrian Flag Syria
No Data (2012)

Kuwait's Military Branches

Kuwaiti Land Forces (KLF), Kuwaiti Navy, Kuwaiti Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya; includes Kuwaiti Air Defense Force, KADF), Kuwaiti National Guard (KNG).

Military Service Age in Kuwait

17-21 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription suspended.