N/A (2012)

Zimbabwean Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Zimbabwe

Our latest data shows that Zimbabwe spent $303,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.1% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Zimbabwean 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: $603,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 no data 2.2%
2002 no data 2.2%
2003 no data 2.5%
2004 no data 5.5%
2005 no data 2.3%
2006 no data 3.0%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 no data N/A
2008 no data N/A
2009 no data N/A
2010 $102,000,000 1.4%
2011 $198,000,000 2.2%
2012 $303,000,000 3.1%

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

SIPRI Footnote: Zimbabwe abandoned the Zimbabwean dollar in April 2009 and now mainly uses the US dollar. All figures for Zimbabwe have been converted into US$ at the market exchange rate for the year in question. Due to lack of meaningful price data in 2008 due to hyperinflation, it is not possible to provide a constant price series for Zimbabwe before 2009. The figure in 1999 includes a supplementary allocation of New Z$ 1.8 million (US$51.9 million).

Other Countries in the Region

Guinean Flag Guinea
No Data (2012)
Chadian Flag Chad
No Data (2012)
Gabonese Flag Gabon
$264 Million (2012)
Nigerian Flag Nigeria
$2,100 Million (2012)
Cape Verdean Flag Cape Verde
No Data (2012)
Malawian Flag Malawi
$54 Million (2012)
Nigerien Flag Niger
$75 Million (2012)
Equatoguinean Flag Equatorial Guinea
No Data (2012)

Zimbabwe's Military Branches

Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ).

Military Service Age in Zimbabwe

18-24 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; women are eligible to serve.