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Swiss Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Switzerland

Our latest data shows that Switzerland spent $5,136,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.8% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Swiss 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: $61,497,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $5,682,000,000 1.1%
2002 $5,438,000,000 1.0%
2003 $5,297,000,000 1.0%
2004 $5,199,000,000 0.9%
2005 $5,117,000,000 0.9%
2006 $4,871,000,000 0.8%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $4,902,000,000 0.8%
2008 $5,021,000,000 0.8%
2009 $5,016,000,000 0.8%
2010 $4,844,000,000 0.7%
2011 $4,974,000,000 0.7%
2012 $5,136,000,000 0.8%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Figures for Switzerland do not include expenditure on military pensions or paramilitary forces, or spending by cantons and local government. From 1990-2006, military spending by cantons and local government typically amounted to between 5-8% of the central government spending figures.

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Switzerland Military Branches

Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe).

Military Service Age in Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.