Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Zambian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Zambia

Our latest data shows that Zambia spent $319,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.6% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Zambian 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: $2,342,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 no data N/A
2002 no data N/A
2003 no data N/A
2004 $212,000,000 1.9%
2005 $229,000,000 2.0%
2006 $250,000,000 1.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $180,000,000 1.3%
2008 $302,000,000 2.0%
2009 $254,000,000 1.7%
2010 $290,000,000 1.7%
2011 $306,000,000 1.6%
2012 $319,000,000 1.6%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Ugandan Flag Uganda
$250 Million (2012)
Nigerien Flag Niger
$75 Million (2012)
Cameroonian Flag Cameroon
$372 Million (2012)
Chadian Flag Chad
No Data (2012)
Eritrean Flag Eritrea
No Data (2012)
Burundian Flag Burundi
$58 Million (2012)
Guinean Flag Guinea
No Data (2012)
Basotho Flag Lesotho
$51 Million (2012)

Zambia's Military Branches

Zambia Army, Zambia Air Force, National Service.

Military Service Age in Zambia

national registration required at age 16; 18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service (16 years of age with parental consent); no conscription; Zambian citizenship required; grade 12 certification required; mandatory HIV testing on enlistment; mandatory retirement for officers at age 65.