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Lesotho - Military expenditure in current prices

51 (million US dollars) in 2018

Lesotho military expenditure was at level of 51 million US dollars in 2018, down from 53 million US dollars previous year, this is a change of 2.91 %.

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What is military expenditure?

Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)

What is Lesotho military expenditure?

Date Value Change, %
2018 51 -2.91 %
2017 53 26.77 %
2016 41 -5.76 %
2015 44 -7.69 %
2014 48 -0.52 %
2013 48 -9.95 %
2012 53 -8.47 %
2011 58 -17.68 %
2010 71 49.07 %
2009 47 73.30 %
2008 27 -31.34 %
2007 40

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