and Economic Data
Relating to NATO Defence
Expenditures of NATO Countries (1980 - 2001)
The figures given in Table 1 (.PDF/10 KB)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.
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined the Alliance in 1999.
From 2001 on, United Kingdom has changed its accounting system for defence
expenditures from "cash basis" to "resource basis".
|Table 1: (.PDF/10 KB)
||total defence expenditures
|Table 2: (.PDF/7 KB)
||gross domestic product (GDP) and defence expenditure
annual volume change
|Table 3: (.PDF/8 KB)
||defence expenditures as % of GDP
|Table 4: (.PDF/10 KB)
||GDP and defence expenditures per capita
|Table 5: (.PDF/8 KB)
||distribution of defence expenditures by category
|Table 6: (.PDF/8 KB)
The tables are also available as .XLS (Microsoft Excel version 5) (132
To avoid any ambiguity the fiscal year has been designated by the year
which includes the highest number of months: e.g. 1999 represents the
fiscal year 1999/2000 for Canada and United Kingdom and the fiscal year
1998/1999 for the United States.
Because of rounding, the total figures may differ from the sum of their
||break in continuity of series