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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
GDP 1,429,445 1,486,079p 1,558,592e 1,620,935e 1,682,530e
Government budget(general) 236,225(5.9) 247,203(4.6) 258,586(4.6) 268,387(3.8) 275,016(2.5)
Defense budget(billion $) 34,345(30.4$) 35,706(31.9$) 37,456(36.4$) 38,800(34.0$) 40,335(35.1$)
Increase(%) (4.2) (4.0) (4.9) (3.6) (4.0)
vs GDP(%) (2.40) (2.40) (2.42) (2.41) (2.40)
vs Government budget(%) (14.5) (14.4) (14.5) (14.5) (14.7)

2017 Defense budget(chart part)

(unit : KRW billion)

2017 Defense budget(chart part)
Classification 2017 share(%)
Defense budget(국방예산) 40,334.7 100.0
Force improvement program(방위력개선비) 12,197.0 30.2
Force maintenance(전력운영비) 28,137.7 69.8
Personnel expense(인건비) 14,980.5 37.1
Food & clothing(급식ㆍ피복) 2,166.0 5.4
Defense informatization(국방정보화) 471.7 1.2
Service members welfare(보건복지) 269.5 0.7
Logistics support(군수지원협력) 4,672.3 11.6
Training & education(교육훈련) 563.8 1.4
Installation construction(시설건설) 2,772.7 6.9
Others(기타) 2,241.2 5.6