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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
GDP 1,564,124 1,641,786 1,730,399p 1,787,502e 1,857,215e
Government budget(general) 258,586(4.6) 268,387(3.8) 275,010(2.5) 301,417(9.6) 331,777(10.1)
Defense budget(billion $) 37,456(36.4$) 38,800(34.0$) 40,335(35.1$) 43,158(38.2$) 46,697(42.5$)
Increase(%) (4.9) (3.6) (4.0) (7.0) (8.2)
vs GDP(%) (2.39) (2.36) (2.33) (2.41) (2.51)
vs Government budget(%) (14.5) (14.5) (14.7) (14.3) (14.1)

2019 Defense budget(chart part)

(unit : KRW billion)

2018 Defense budget(chart part)
Classification 2019 share(%)
Defense budget 46,697.1 100.0
Force improvement program 15,373.3 32.9
Force maintenance 31,323.8 67.1
Personnel expense 16,586.4 35.5
Food & clothing 2,189.4 4.7
Defense informatization 502.7 1.1
Service members welfare 371.1 0.8
Logistics support 5,331.1 11.4
Training & education 612.2 1.3
Installation construction 3,439.7 7.4
Others 2,291.0 4.9