Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Thai Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Thailand

Our latest data shows that Thailand spent $5,334,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Thai 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: $50,502,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $3,312,000,000 1.5%
2002 $3,321,000,000 1.4%
2003 $3,377,000,000 1.3%
2004 $3,047,000,000 1.1%
2005 $3,070,000,000 1.1%
2006 $3,199,000,000 1.1%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $4,216,000,000 1.3%
2008 $4,962,000,000 1.6%
2009 $5,917,000,000 1.9%
2010 $5,227,000,000 1.5%
2011 $5,520,000,000 1.6%
2012 $5,334,000,000 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

Timorese Flag East Timor
$34 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)
Vietnamese Flag Viet Nam
$3,397 Million (2012)
Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
Philippine Flag Philippines
$2,815 Million (2012)
Indian Flag India
$48,255 Million (2012)
Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)
Taiwanese Flag Taiwan
$10,513 Million (2012)

Thailand's Military Branches

Royal Thai Army (Kongthap Bok Thai, RTA), Royal Thai Navy (Kongthap Ruea Thai, RTN, includes Royal Thai Marine Corps), Royal Thai Air Force (Kongthap Agard Thai, RTAF).

Military Service Age in Thailand

21 years of age for compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; males register at 18 years of age; 2-year conscript service obligation.