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Defence expenditures of NATO countries

The following data is drawn from the NATO Public Diplomacy Division analysis of “Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2010-2017), published 15 March 2018 — COMMUNIQUE PR/CP(2018) 16.

DEFENCE EXPENDITURE OF NATO COUNTRIES

NATO Europe and Canada

Cumulative spending in the last three years (2015-17) is up by 4.87% (US$46.0 billion)

Defence expenditures as share of GDP declined from almost 3.0% in 1989 to 1.59% in 2010 to 1.45% in 2017

US share of total NATO expenditure 71% in 2010, 67% in 2017

Canada 

Defence expenditure US$21,275 in 2017

Annual real change increase of 14.82% in 2017 over 2016

Defence spending as share of GDP 1.29% in 2017 (1.0% in 2014)

Defence expenditure per capita US$664 in 2017

Equipment expenditure as share of defence expenditure 19.42% in 2017 (13% in 2014)

Military personnel (thousands) 73