The report notes that Algeria slashed military spending in 2015, compared to $11 billion in 2014 and $9.89 billion in 2013.
Cash-strapped Algeria, which faces an impending depletion of its international reserves, spent 23,900 dollars per inhabitant on arms in 2015, at a time when the GDP per capita does not exceed $3843.
Military spending makes up 5.7% of Algeria’s GDP. The army’s manpower totals 250,000 in 2015, that is 0.63% of the overall Algerian population, estimated at 39.5 million.
Ground forces are estimated at 130,000, navy counts 6000 soldiers and the air force 13,000, while paramilitary forces numbered 190,000 in 2015.