Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Mexican Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Mexico

Our latest data shows that Mexico spent $7,103,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.6% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Mexican 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: $59,801,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $4,089,000,000 0.6%
2002 $3,954,000,000 0.5%
2003 $3,941,000,000 0.5%
2004 $3,797,000,000 0.4%
2005 $4,081,000,000 0.4%
2006 $4,440,000,000 0.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $5,013,000,000 0.5%
2008 $5,019,000,000 0.5%
2009 $5,689,000,000 0.6%
2010 $6,203,000,000 0.6%
2011 $6,472,000,000 0.6%
2012 $7,103,000,000 0.6%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Venezuelan Flag Venezuela
$3,316 Million (2012)
Paraguayan Flag Paraguay
$430 Million (2012)
Canadian Flag Canada
$22,382 Million (2012)
Jamaican Flag Jamaica
$123 Million (2012)
Guyanese Flag Guyana
$30 Million (2012)
Mexican Flag Mexico
$7,103 Million (2012)
Peruvian Flag Peru
$2,363 Million (2012)
Trinidadian, Tobagonian Flag Trinidad &Tobago
No Data (2012)

Mexico's Military Branches

Army (Ejercito), Mexican Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, FAM); Secretariat of the Navy (Secretaria de Marina, Semar): Mexican Navy (Armada de Mexico (ARM); includes Naval Air Force (FAN), Mexican Naval Infantry Corps (Cuerpo de Infanteria de Marina, Mexmar or CIM)).

Military Service Age in Mexico

18 years of age for compulsory military service, conscript service obligation is 12 months; 16 years of age with consent for voluntary enlistment; conscripts serve only in the Army; Navy and Air Force service is all voluntary; women are eligible for voluntary military service; cadets enrolled in military schools from the age of 15 are considered members of the armed forces.