Defense Policy

Defense Buget

Status of the defense budget over the last 5 years

(unit : KRW billion)

Status of the defense budget over the last 5 years
Classification 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
GDP 1,486,079 1,564,124 1,367,421p 1,730,754e 1,813,830e
Government budget(general) 247,203(4.6) 258,586(4.6) 268,387(3.8) 275,010(2.5) 301,417(9.6)
Defense budget(billion $) 35,706(31.9$) 37,456(36.4$) 38,800(34.0$) 40,335(35.1$) 43,158(38.2$)
Increase(%) (4.0) (4.9) (3.6) (4.0) (7.0)
vs GDP(%) (2.40) (2.39) (2.37) (2.33) (2.38)
vs Government budget(%) (14.4) (14.5) (14.5) (14.7) (14.3)

2018 Defense budget(chart part)

(unit : KRW billion)

2018 Defense budget(chart part)
Classification 2018 share(%)
Defense budget(국방예산) 43,158.1 100.0
Force improvement program(방위력개선비) 13,520.3 31.3
Force maintenance(전력운영비) 29,637.8 68.7
Personnel expense(인건비) 16,211.7 37.6
Food & clothing(급식ㆍ피복) 2,189.8 5.1
Defense informatization(국방정보화) 451.9 1.0
Service members welfare(보건복지) 336.4 0.8
Logistics support(군수지원협력) 4,935.6 11.4
Training & education(교육훈련) 534.8 1.2
Installation construction(시설건설) 2,794.7 6.5
Others(기타) 2,183.5 5.1