Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Libyan Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Libya

Our latest data shows that Libya spent $2,800,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.2% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Libyan 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: $10,137,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $520,000,000 2.7%
2002 $668,000,000 2.2%
2003 $831,000,000 1.9%
2004 $1,085,000,000 1.9%
2005 $1,069,000,000 1.4%
2006 $941,000,000 1.0%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $885,000,000 0.9%
2008 $1,338,000,000 1.2%
2009 no data N/A
2010 no data N/A
2011 no data N/A
2012 $2,800,000,000 3.2%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Libya up to 2008 do not include development expenditure, which in 2008 amounted to 1,000 million dinar. The figures for 2012 are not necessarily comparable to those from earlier years. Gaps indicate lack of data.

Other Countries in the Region

Chadian Flag Chad
No Data (2012)
Batswana Flag Botswana
$345 Million (2012)
Sudanese Flag Sudan
No Data (2012)
Burkinabe Flag Burkina Faso
$153 Million (2012)
Namibian Flag Namibia
$432 Million (2012)
Zimbabwean Flag Zimbabwe
$303 Million (2012)
Gabonese Flag Gabon
$264 Million (2012)
Swazi Flag Swaziland
$125 Million (2012)

Libya's Military Branches

in transition.

Military Service Age in Libya

18 years of age for mandatory or voluntary service.