Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Basotho Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Lesotho

Our latest data shows that Lesotho spent $50,600,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.9% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Basotho 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: $620,100,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $63,600,000 3.3%
2002 $48,700,000 3.0%
2003 $45,800,000 2.8%
2004 $42,700,000 2.5%
2005 $43,500,000 2.5%
2006 $45,800,000 2.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $49,900,000 2.5%
2008 $36,300,000 1.7%
2009 $60,200,000 2.8%
2010 $74,800,000 3.2%
2011 $58,200,000 2.3%
2012 $50,600,000 1.9%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Mauritanian Flag Mauritania
No Data (2012)
Guinean Flag Guinea-Bissau
$18 Million (2012)
Libyan Flag Libya
$2,800 Million (2012)
Rwandan Flag Rwanda
$77 Million (2012)
Equatoguinean Flag Equatorial Guinea
No Data (2012)
Swazi Flag Swaziland
$125 Million (2012)
Guinean Flag Guinea
No Data (2012)
Sierra Leonean Flag Sierra Leone
$24 Million (2012)

Lesotho's Military Branches

Army (includes Air Wing).

Military Service Age in Lesotho

18-24 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; women serve as commissioned officers.