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N/A (2012)

Sierra Leonean Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Sierra Leone

Our latest data shows that Sierra Leone spent $24,200,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.8% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Sierra Leonean 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: $388,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $38,800,000 2.6%
2002 $38,600,000 2.1%
2003 $42,100,000 2.0%
2004 $34,200,000 1.6%
2005 $33,500,000 1.6%
2006 $37,600,000 1.7%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $35,400,000 1.5%
2008 $24,600,000 1.1%
2009 $28,800,000 1.3%
2010 $26,600,000 1.1%
2011 $23,600,000 0.9%
2012 $24,200,000 0.8%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Sierra Leone in 1998 and 1999 are not available due to the coup d'etat and subsequent civil war. It is not clear whether the data before and after these years are based on the same definition.

Other Countries in the Region

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$264 Million (2012)
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$125 Million (2012)
Tanzanian Flag Tanzania
$278 Million (2012)
Kenyan Flag Kenya
$694 Million (2012)
Malawian Flag Malawi
$54 Million (2012)
Mauritian Flag Mauritius
$22 Million (2012)
Ghanaian Flag Ghana
$119 Million (2012)
Liberian Flag Liberia
$14 Million (2012)

Sierra Leone's Military Branches

Army (includes Maritime Wing and Air Wing).

Military Service Age in Sierra Leone

18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent); women are eligible to serve; no conscription; candidates must be HIV negative.