Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Yemeni Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Yemen

Our latest data shows that Yemen spent $1,243,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 4.0% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Yemeni 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: $14,173,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $1,273,000,000 5.5%
2002 $1,612,000,000 6.9%
2003 $1,663,000,000 6.9%
2004 $1,357,000,000 5.3%
2005 $1,419,000,000 4.9%
2006 $1,328,000,000 4.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,588,000,000 4.9%
2008 $1,526,000,000 4.4%
2009 no data N/A
2010 no data N/A
2011 $1,164,000,000 3.5%
2012 $1,243,000,000 4.0%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The Republic of Yemen was formed in 1990 from the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen).

Other Countries in the Region

Emirati Flag UAE
No Data (2012)
Lebanese Flag Lebanon
$1,622 Million (2012)
Bahraini Flag Bahrain
$924 Million (2012)
Kuwaiti Flag Kuwait
$5,945 Million (2012)
Qatari Flag Qatar
No Data (2012)
Yemeni Flag Yemen
$1,243 Million (2012)
Egyptian Flag Egypt
$4,175 Million (2012)
Israeli Flag Israel
$15,536 Million (2012)

Yemen's Military Branches

Land Forces, Naval and Coastal Defense Forces (includes Marines), Air and Air Defense Force (al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Yemeniya), Border Guards, Stategic Reserve Forces.

Military Service Age in Yemen

18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription; 2-year service obligatio.