NATO countries Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU

DEFINITION: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)".


1 Hungary 340.8 billion 2009
2 Czech Republic 55.98 billion 2009
3 France 45.99 billion 2009
4 United Kingdom 37.78 billion 2009
5 Norway 35.12 billion 2009
6 Germany 32.86 billion 2009
7 Poland 27.17 billion 2009
8 Turkey 26.31 billion 2009
9 Italy 25.74 billion 2009
10 Albania 23.63 billion 2009
11 Denmark 23.12 billion 2009
12 Canada 22.27 billion 2009
13 Spain 13.2 billion 2009
14 Greece 9.47 billion 2009
15 Netherlands 8.74 billion 2009
16 Romania 6.96 billion 2009
17 Croatia 6.02 billion 2009
18 Estonia 4.92 billion 2009
19 Belgium 3.87 billion 2009
20 Portugal 3.31 billion 2009
21 Lithuania 1.6 billion 2009
22 Bulgaria 1.55 billion 2009
23 Iceland 1.23 billion 2009
24 Slovakia 948 million 2009
25 Slovenia 612 million 2009
26 Latvia 344 million 2009
27 Luxembourg 268 million 2007


NATO countries Compared by Military > Military expenditure > Current LCU


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