EDA has compared the 2011 defence expenditure of its participating Member States with that of the United States for the same year.
The data show that the US spent €503 billion on defence in 2011 compared to €193 billion spent in the EU: around 2,5 times more.
The EU data represent spending of 26 EDA participating Member States*. The US data are based on public sources, mainly US Government publications. Data on GDP, General Government Expenditure, Population and Euro/US Dollar exchange rates were collected from Eurostat.
The Euro/US Dollar exchange rates are annual averages. In 2011, it was €1 = $1,3920.
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- Information Exchange Package Description
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- Sweden, Slovakia, Latvia, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, France, Romania, Ireland, Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Italy
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European Defence Agency
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