Defense expenditures of NATO countries approach $1.2 trillion

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's 2021 Annual Report, defense expenditures of European NATO countries and Canada have continued to increase for the last 7 years.

In 2021, these countries' estimated defense expenditures increased by 3.1 percent compared to 2020.

Last year, the United States accounted for 69 percent of the total NATO allies' defense spending. US defense spending amounted to 811 billion dollars.

After the US, the UK with 72 billion dollars, Germany with 63 billion dollars, France with 57 billion dollars and Canada with 27 billion dollars made the highest defense expenditures.

In 2021, Greece, the US, Poland, the UK, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania spent more than 2 percent of their GDP on defense spending.

Proportional to their GDP, Greece allocated 3.59%, USA allocated 3.57% , Poland allocated 2.34% , England allocated 2.25% for defense expenditures.

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