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N/A (2012)

Latvian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Latvia

Our latest data shows that Latvia spent $279,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.9% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Latvian 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: $4,682,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $188,000,000 1.1%
2002 $307,000,000 1.6%
2003 $354,000,000 1.7%
2004 $382,000,000 1.7%
2005 $444,000,000 1.7%
2006 $559,000,000 1.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $609,000,000 1.7%
2008 $597,000,000 1.7%
2009 $379,000,000 1.4%
2010 $287,000,000 1.1%
2011 $297,000,000 1.0%
2012 $279,000,000 0.9%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Latvia do not include allocations for military pensions paid by Russia, which averaged 27 million lats per year over 1996–98.

Other Countries in the Region

Maltese Flag Malta
$56 Million (2012)
Italian Flag Italy
$35,719 Million (2012)
Bosnian Flag Bosnia-Herzegovina
$245 Million (2012)
Cypriot Flag Cyprus
$499 Million (2012)
German Flag Germany
$48,617 Million (2012)
Latvian Flag Latvia
$279 Million (2012)
Irish Flag Ireland
$1,235 Million (2012)
Austrian Flag Austria
$3,411 Million (2012)

Latvia's Military Branches

Land Forces (Latvijas Sauszemes Speki), Navy (Latvijas Juras Speki; includes Coast Guard (Latvijas Kara Flotes)), Latvian Air Force (Latvijas Gaisa Speki), Latvian Home Guard (Latvijas Zemessardze).

Military Service Age in Latvia

18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; no conscription; under current law, every citizen is entitled to serve in the armed forces for life.