Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Malaysian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Malaysia

Our latest data shows that Malaysia spent $4,662,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Malaysian 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: $52,612,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $3,037,000,000 2.1%
2002 $3,451,000,000 2.2%
2003 $4,400,000,000 2.6%
2004 $4,247,000,000 2.3%
2005 $4,543,000,000 2.2%
2006 $4,446,000,000 2.0%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $4,964,000,000 2.1%
2008 $5,077,000,000 1.9%
2009 $4,792,000,000 2.0%
2010 $4,186,000,000 1.6%
2011 $4,807,000,000 1.7%
2012 $4,662,000,000 1.5%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
Malaysian Flag Malaysia
$4,662 Million (2012)
Australian Flag Australia
$25,555 Million (2012)
Philippine Flag Philippines
$2,815 Million (2012)
Bruneian Flag Brunei
$402 Million (2012)
Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)
Indonesian Flag Indonesia
$7,048 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)

Malaysia's Military Branches

Malaysian Army (Tentera Darat Malaysia), Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia, TLDM), Royal Malaysian Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia, TUDM).

Military Service Age in Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.