Defence spending and military personnel
The statistics represented graphically below come from
the document Financial and Economic Data Relating to
NATO Defence that the Alliance releases once a year and can be found
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.
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.
The figures for 2002 are estimates.