ANNEX 1

SELECTED INDICATORS


SELECTED INDICATORS OF ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE

Gross Domestic Product Per Capita
1993
(1993 Exchange Rates)


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Chart A-1

GDP Per Capita. A widely accepted indicator of economic prosperity and standard of living, this measure provides valuable insights on the ability of individual nations to make defense contributions. Japan, Denmark, Luxembourg, the United States, and Norway are the highest ranking nations on this measure of economic strength, with per capita GDPs ranging from nearly $34,000 to $24,000, followed by Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands in the $24,000 to $20,000 range. The United Kingdom, with a GDP per capita of $16,300, ranks lowest among all of the NATO's Central and Northern Region countries. Poorest economic performance as reflected by this indicator is recorded by Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Greece, and Turkey, with per capita GDPs ranging from about $7,500 to nearly $2,700.

Gross Domestic Product
($ Billions - 1993 Exchange Rates)
1993 - Total NATO, Japan & Republic of Korea - $18,102

Total Labor Force
(Millions)
1993 - Total NATO, Japan & Republic of Korea - 404.1

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Chart A-2
Chart A-3
GDP. This indicator reflects the total value of goods and services produced by a country and is widely used for comparing defense burdens among nations. Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding.
Labor Force. This measure indicates the total amount of human resources participating in the labor pool of each nation and, thus, is helpful in examining defense personnel contributions.

Total Defense Expenditures
As A Percentage Of GDP
(1993)


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Chart A-4

Defense Spending as a Share of GDP. A widely used indicator of defense burdensharing. This measure combines the most comprehensive indicator of defense effort (total defense spending) and the most comprehensive measure of ability to contribute (GDP). See discussion of this indicator elsewhere in the Report.

Active Defense Personnel
As A Percentage Of Labor Force
(1993)


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Chart A-5

Active Defense Personnel as a Share of Labor Force. This measure reflects the percentage of labor force accounted for by active duty military and civilian defense personnel. Highest percentages are achieved by Greece and Turkey (5.8 and 3.5 percent), followed by the Republic of Korea, France and Italy (ranging from 3.3 to 2.2 percent). Lowest percentages--ranging from 0.8 to 0.4 percent-- are attributable to Canada, Luxembourg, and Japan. When committed reserves are included, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Greece show marked percentage increases.

Ground Combat Capability Share Relative to GDP Share. Measured using a static qualitative scoring methodology, which assesses the effectiveness of ground forces as a function of the quantity and quality of major weapons.(1)
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Chart A-6


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Combat Aircraft Share Relative to GDP Share. Includes fighter/interceptor, fighter/bomber, conventional bomber, and tactical reconnaissance aircraft in air force inventories.(1)
Chart A-7


Naval Tonnage Share Relative to GDP Share. Includes the aggregate tonnage of all major classes of ships, excluding strategic submarines.(1)
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Chart A-8

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(1) Note: In Charts A-6 through A-8 the dashed line indicates the level at which a nation's contribution and its ability to contribute are roughly in balance.


Overview
Annex 2 - Country Summaries
Belgium | Canada | Denmark | France | Germany | Greece | Italy | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway | Portugal | Spain | Turkey | United Kingdom | United States | Japan | Republic of Korea

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