Defence statistics published

  • 19 Feb. 2009
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  • Last updated: 02 Mar. 2009 12:17

How is defence expenditure evolving throughout NATO compared to economic output? How has the distribution of spending been changing over time?

NATO has just released the latest information on defence expenditures for all member countries.

The compendium of financial, personnel and economic data is published each December and since 1963 has formed a consistent basis of comparison of the defence effort of Alliance members based on a common definition of defence expenditure.

In many cases data for 2008 are not yet final and are therefore subject to change.  Any revised data will be reflected in the next iteration of this document.