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Swedish Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Sweden

Our latest data shows that Sweden spent $6,424,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.2% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Swedish 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: $82,615,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $7,656,000,000 1.8%
2002 $7,452,000,000 1.7%
2003 $7,398,000,000 1.7%
2004 $6,962,000,000 1.5%
2005 $7,053,000,000 1.5%
2006 $6,943,000,000 1.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $7,125,000,000 1.4%
2008 $6,337,000,000 1.2%
2009 $6,215,000,000 1.2%
2010 $6,726,000,000 1.3%
2011 $6,324,000,000 1.2%
2012 $6,424,000,000 1.2%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Sweden changed its accounting system in 2001 giving rise to a series break between 2000 and 2001. This break means that the decrease in military expenditure between 2000 and 2001 is overestimated by 1.4 percentage points.

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$923 Million (2012)
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$62,582 Million (2012)
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Sweden's Military Branches

Army (Armen), Royal Swedish Navy (Marinen), Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet).

Military Service Age in Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47 (2013).