NATO releases defence expenditure figures once a year. The complete figures, which have hitherto been reproduced in NATO Review, now instead appear on the NATO web site. In view of the difference between NATO’s definition of defence expenditures and national definitions, the figures may diverge from those quoted by national authorities or given in national budgets. Data relating to France is indicative only because France does not belong to the integrated military structure and does not participate in defence planning. Iceland has no armed forces. Figures for the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland begin in 1999, when these three countries joined the Alliance.
Defence expenditures as % of gross domestic product
The complete financial and economic data relating to NATO defence can be found at www.nato.int/docu/pr/2000/p00-107e.htm.