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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
GDP 18,356,98 18,981,93 19,190,40p 19,171,21p 20,014,74p
Government budget(general) 2,750,10(2.5) 3,014,17(9.6) 3,317,77(10.1) 3,565,69(7.5) 3,808,51(6.8)
Defense budget(billion $) 40,335(35.1$) 43,158(38.2$) 46,697(42.5$) 50,153(42.2$) 52,840(43.7$)
Increase(%) (4.0) (7.0) (8.2) (7.4) (5.4)
vs GDP(%) (2.20) (2.27) (2.43) (2.62) (2.64)
vs Government budget(%) (14.7) (14.3) (14.1) (14.1) (13.9)

2021 Defense budget(chart part)

(unit : KRW billion)

2021 Defense budget(chart part)
Classification 2021 share(%)
Defense budget 52,840.1 100.0
Force improvement program 16,996.4 32.2
Force maintenance 35,843.7 67.8
Personnel expense 18,285.6 34.6
Food & clothing 2,301.6 4.4
Defense informatization 642.4 1.2
Service members welfare 499.1 0.9
Logistics support 6,184.5 11.7
Training & education 802.4 1.5
Installation construction 4,684.9 8.9
Others 2,443.2 4.6