Spese militari in Europa

Brussels, 20 November 2006

The EDA has for the first time gathered comprehensive data on European defence expenditure*, showing that in 2005, the 24 EDA participating Member States spent € 193 billion on defence.

This figure represents both spending by Ministries of Defence and defence-related expenditure from other sources (other Ministries, special budgetary lines). The total of € 193 bn constitutes 1,81% of their combined € 10,6 trillion economies.