Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Pakistani Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Pakistan

Our latest data shows that Pakistan spent $6,630,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.7% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Pakistani 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: $71,922,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $4,955,000,000 3.8%
2002 $5,325,000,000 3.9%
2003 $5,686,000,000 3.7%
2004 $5,924,000,000 3.6%
2005 $6,153,000,000 3.4%
2006 $6,224,000,000 3.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $6,250,000,000 3.0%
2008 $5,899,000,000 2.8%
2009 $6,078,000,000 2.8%
2010 $6,251,000,000 2.6%
2011 $6,547,000,000 2.7%
2012 $6,630,000,000 2.7%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Figures for Pakistan are for current expenditure. They do not include spending on paramilitary forces - the Frontier Corps (Civil Armed Forces) and Pakistan Rangers. For 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, these totaled 16.7, 20.8, 31.4 and 43.1 billion rupees respectively. Defence spending in the Public Sector Development Plan amounted to 2.3, 5, 3.9, 1.4 and 2.0 billion rupees in 2008-2012 respectively.

Other Countries in the Region

Korean Flag South Korea
$31,484 Million (2012)
Mongolian Flag Mongolia
$108 Million (2012)
Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
Japanese Flag Japan
$59,242 Million (2012)
Kyrgyzstani Flag Kyrgyzstan
No Data (2012)
Malaysian Flag Malaysia
$4,662 Million (2012)
Chinese Flag China
$157,603 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)

Pakistan's Military Branches

Pakistan Army (includes National Guard), Pakistan Navy (includes Marines and Maritime Security Agency), Pakistan Air Force (Pakistan Fiza'ya).

Military Service Age in Pakistan

16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots and sailors; the Pakistan Air Force recruits aviation technicians at age 15; service obligation (Navy) 10-18 years; retirement required after 18-30 years service or age 40-52.