09 Dec. 1980
Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO Defence
Defence Expenditures of NATO Countries (1949-1980)
Press Release M-DPC-2(80) 26
Issued on 09 Dec. 1980
NATO publishes an annual compendium of financial, personnel and economic data for all member countries. Since 1963, this report has formed a consistent basis of comparison of the defence effort of Alliance members based on a common definition of defence expenditure.