Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Swazi Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Swaziland

Our latest data shows that Swaziland spent $125,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.1% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Swazi 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: $1,049,400,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $46,400,000 1.4%
2002 $47,300,000 1.4%
2003 $55,100,000 1.6%
2004 $60,800,000 1.7%
2005 $79,600,000 2.0%
2006 $79,200,000 1.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $80,600,000 1.8%
2008 $90,400,000 2.1%
2009 $130,000,000 3.0%
2010 $132,000,000 3.0%
2011 $123,000,000 2.8%
2012 $125,000,000 3.1%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for 2008-2011 are estimates based on an estimated share of the Defence, Public Order and Safety budget, and are subject to considerable uncertainty.

Other Countries in the Region

Mauritanian Flag Mauritania
No Data (2012)
Guinean Flag Guinea-Bissau
$18 Million (2012)
Togolese Flag Togo
No Data (2012)
Ghanaian Flag Ghana
$119 Million (2012)
Equatoguinean Flag Equatorial Guinea
No Data (2012)
Ivoirian Flag Côte d’Ivoire
$435 Million (2012)
Basotho Flag Lesotho
$51 Million (2012)
Cameroonian Flag Cameroon
$372 Million (2012)

Swaziland's Military Branches

Ground Force (includes Air Wing).

Military Service Age in Swaziland

18-30 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; compulsory HIV testing required, only HIV-negative applicants accepted.