Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Laotian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Laos

Our data source (SIPRI) does not have a figure for Laos's military budget in 2012, but the chart below contains the available military spending data from the past 12 years. If you want to learn more about Laotian military spending, check out SIPRI.org which has data as far back as 1988, including dollars spent and percentage of GDP.

Total Spent: $240,200,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $28,900,000 0.7%
2002 $26,800,000 0.6%
2003 $23,200,000 0.6%
2004 $22,100,000 0.5%
2005 $21,300,000 0.4%
2006 $21,600,000 0.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $21,400,000 0.4%
2008 $21,300,000 0.3%
2009 $16,900,000 0.3%
2010 $18,000,000 0.3%
2011 $18,700,000 0.2%
2012 no data N/A

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

Other Countries in the Region

Kazakhstani Flag Kazakhstan
$2,355 Million (2012)
Vietnamese Flag Viet Nam
$3,397 Million (2012)
Nepali Flag Nepal
No Data (2012)
Bruneian Flag Brunei
$402 Million (2012)
Philippine Flag Philippines
$2,815 Million (2012)
Japanese Flag Japan
$59,242 Million (2012)
Papua New Guinean Flag PNG
$69 Million (2012)
Kyrgyzstani Flag Kyrgyzstan
No Data (2012)

Laos' Military Branches

Lao People's Army (LPA; includes Riverine Force), Air Force.

Military Service Age in Laos

18 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; conscript service obligation - minimum 18-months.