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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
GDP 1,641,786 1,730,399 1,787,502p 1,857,215e 1,864,980e
Government budget(general) 268,387(3.8) 275,010(2.5) 301,417(9.6) 331,777(10.1) 356,569(7.5)
Defense budget(billion $) 38,800(34.0$) 40,335(35.1$) 43,158(38.2$) 46,697(42.5$) 50,153(42.2$)
Increase(%) (3.6) (4.0) (7.0) (8.2) (7.4)
vs GDP(%) (2.36) (2.33) (2.42) (2.59) (2.68)
vs Government budget(%) (14.5) (14.7) (14.3) (14.1) (14.1)

2020 Defense budget(chart part)

(unit : KRW billion)

2020 Defense budget(chart part)
Classification 2020 share(%)
Defense budget 50,152.7 100.0
Force improvement program 16,680.4 33.3
Force maintenance 33,472.3 66.7
Personnel expense 17,611.8 35.1
Food & clothing 2,248.2 4.5
Defense informatization 546 1.1
Service members welfare 412.5 0.8
Logistics support 5,735.3 11.4
Training & education 701.5 1.4
Installation construction 3,887.9 7.8
Others 2,329.1 4.6