NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

17 Dec. 1998

Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO Defence.

Defence Expenditures of NATO Countries (1975-1998)

Press Release M-DPC-2(98) 147

Issued on 17 Dec. 1998

The figures given in Table 1 represent payments actually made or to be made during the course of the fiscal year. They are based on the NATO definition of defence expenditures. In view of the differences between this and national definitions, the figures shown may diverge considerably from those which are quoted by national authorities or given in national budgets. For countries providing military assistance, this is included in the expenditures figures. For countries receiving assistance, figures do not include the value of items received. Expenditures for research and development are included in equipment expenditures and pensions paid to retirees in personnel expenditures.

France is a member of the Alliance without belonging to the integrated military structure and does not participate in collective force planning. The defence data relating to France are indicative only.

Iceland has no armed forces.

Summary

Table 1 :total defence expenditures
Table 2 :gross domestic product (GDP) and defence expenditure annual volume change
Table 3 :defence expenditures as % of GDP
Table 4 :GDP and defence expenditures per capita
Table 5 :distribution of defence expenditures by category
Table 6 :armed forces

Reader's Guide

To avoid any ambiguity the fiscal year has been designated by the year which includes the highest number of months: e.g. 1996 represents the fiscal year 1996/1997 for Canada and U.K. and the fiscal year 1995/1996 for U.S.

Because of rounding, the total figures may differ from the sum of their components.

Conventional signs:

eestimated
-nil
..not available
//not applicable
|break in continuity of series