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 - if you are already in a country view - choose the corresponding flag 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 defence data breakdown for the two most recent years is presented graphically in the document named  EDA National Defence Data 2013-2014 (2015 est.). Aggregated data of the EDA 27 Member States is published in the annual Defence Data booklet. Both aggregated and national defence data from 2005 to 2014 are also available in Excel format in the document EDA Collective and National Defence Data 2005-2014 (Excel).

Note: All financial figures are rounded. Some national data are restricted by Member States and, therefore, not released. This means that the sum of the national figures for certain categories may 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 United Kingdom in 2014

Defence Data

Total Defence Expenditure

Total defence expenditure

€48172 million

Defence expenditure as % of GDP


Defence expenditure per capita


Defence Personnel

Number of military personnel


Number of civilian personnel


Defence Expenditure Breakdown

Personnel expenditure

€17375 million

Infrastructure/construction expenditure

€993 million

Investment (equipment procurement and R&D)

€10305 million

Investment (equipment procurement and R&D) per military


Defence R&D expenditure

€3753 million

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

€493.4 million

Operation & maintenance expenditure

€19498 million

Operations costs (deployed)

€903 million

Collaborative Expenditure

Collaborative defence equipment procurement expenditure

€1861 million

European collaborative defence equipment procurement expenditure

€1384.2 million

Collaborative defence R&T expenditure

€0.8 million

European collaborative defence R&T expenditure

€0.8 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