Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Vietnamese Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Viet Nam

Our latest data shows that Viet Nam spent $3,397,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.4% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Vietnamese 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: $22,678,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 no data N/A
2002 no data N/A
2003 $1,471,000,000 2.1%
2004 $1,507,000,000 2.0%
2005 $1,572,000,000 1.9%
2006 $1,850,000,000 2.1%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $2,386,000,000 2.5%
2008 $2,350,000,000 2.3%
2009 $2,581,000,000 2.5%
2010 $2,878,000,000 2.5%
2011 $2,686,000,000 2.2%
2012 $3,397,000,000 2.4%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Sri Lankan Flag Sri Lanka
$1,543 Million (2012)
Papua New Guinean Flag PNG
$69 Million (2012)
Indonesian Flag Indonesia
$7,048 Million (2012)
Australian Flag Australia
$25,555 Million (2012)
Bruneian Flag Brunei
$402 Million (2012)
Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)
Vietnamese Flag Viet Nam
$3,397 Million (2012)

Vietnam's Military Branches

People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN; includes Vietnam People's Navy (with Naval Infantry), Vietnam People's Air and Air Defense Force, Border Defense Command).

Military Service Age in Viet Nam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.