Defence Data Portal

Welcome to the Defence Data Portal. Here you will find defence data collected and compiled by EDA annually since 2006. For some indicators, data is available since 2005.

EDA Defence Data is the best, if not the only, source of rigorous and comparable information on defence spending and force size of the EDA Member States.

Raw data is provided in a table format, while some selected indicators are presented graphically, to better reflect trends over time and to display breakdowns. Click on the selected Member State in the map or choose the corresponding flag, if you are already in a country view, to access the most recent defence data. Click on the EDA icon to access the aggregated figures. For historical data, go to archive.

Detailed national data for the two most recent years for each indicator is presented graphically in the document named National Defence Data 2013. Aggregated data of the EDA 27 Member States is published in the annual Defence Data booklet.

Note: All financial figures have been rounded. Some national data is restricted by Member States and therefore is not released. This means that the sum of the national figures for certain categories will not equal the EDA total.

Bulgaria and Romania joined EDA in 2007, and Croatia - in 2013, therefore national defence data of the previous years is not available for these countries.


Defence Data of Netherlands in 2010

Defence Data


Total defence expenditure

€8472 million

Defence expenditure as % of GDP


Defence expenditure per capita



Number of military personnel


Number of civilian personnel


Investment (equipment procurement and R&D) per military


Personnel expenditure

€4282 million

Infrastructure/construction expenditure

€294 million

Investment (equipment procurement and R&D)

€1449 million

Defence equipment procurement expenditure

€1375 million

Defence R&D expenditure

€75 million

Defence R&T expenditure (subset of R&D)

€75 million

Operation & maintenance expenditure

€2128 million

Operations costs (deployed)

€318 million

European Collaboration

Collaborative defence R&T expenditure

€4.0 million

European collaborative defence R&T expenditure

€3.1 million


Average number of troops deployed


Average number of troops deployed as % of total military personnel


Deployable (Land) Forces


Sustainable (Land) Forces




Defence Data




Participating Member States

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • UK