Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Taiwanese Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Taiwan

Our latest data shows that Taiwan spent $10,513,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Taiwanese 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: $118,221,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $10,195,000,000 1.5%
2002 $9,860,000,000 1.4%
2003 $9,765,000,000 1.3%
2004 $9,782,000,000 1.1%
2005 $9,412,000,000 1.1%
2006 $9,030,000,000 1.1%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $9,555,000,000 1.3%
2008 $9,729,000,000 1.6%
2009 $10,479,000,000 1.9%
2010 $9,903,000,000 1.5%
2011 $9,998,000,000 1.6%
2012 $10,513,000,000 1.5%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Singapore Flag Singapore
$9,249 Million (2012)
Philippine Flag Philippines
$2,815 Million (2012)
Japanese Flag Japan
$59,242 Million (2012)
Pakistani Flag Pakistan
$6,630 Million (2012)
Indian Flag India
$48,255 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)
Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)
Sri Lankan Flag Sri Lanka
$1,543 Million (2012)

Taiwan's Military Branches

Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force, Coast Guard Administration, Armed Forces Reserve Command, Combined Service Forces Command, Armed Forces Police Command.

Military Service Age in Taiwan

18-35 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation is 2 years; women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; reserve obligation to age 30 (Army); the Ministry of Defense is in the process of implementing a voluntary enlistment system over the period 2010-2015, although nonvolunteers will still be required to perform alternative service or go through 4 months of military training.