N/A (2012)

Rwandan Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Rwanda

Our latest data shows that Rwanda spent $76,800,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.1% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Rwandan 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: $923,300,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $92,100,000 3.4%
2002 $86,800,000 3.0%
2003 $81,000,000 2.4%
2004 $70,700,000 2.0%
2005 $68,400,000 1.7%
2006 $75,300,000 1.8%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $69,800,000 1.5%
2008 $73,500,000 1.4%
2009 $77,000,000 1.4%
2010 $76,500,000 1.3%
2011 $75,400,000 1.2%
2012 $76,800,000 1.1%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Rwanda for 1998 are from the official defence budget. According to the IMF there are additional sources of funding for military activities, both within the budget and extra-budgetary. The figures for 2005 and 2006 include allocations for the African Union (AU) peacekeeping missions. Rwanda switched from a January-December to a July-June Fiscal Year from July 2009, in accordance with the East Africa Community guidelines. A bridging 6-month mini-budget was enacted for the first half of 2009.

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Rwanda's Military Branches

Rwanda Army, Rwanda Air Force.

Military Service Age in Rwanda

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; Rwandan citizenship is required, as is a 9th grade education for enlisted recruits and an A-level certificate for officer candidates; enlistment is either as contract (5-years, renewable twice) or career; retirement (for officers and senior NCOs) after 20 years of service or at 40-60 years of age.