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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
GDP 1,898,193 1,924,498 1,933,152 2,064,607 2,159,579
Government budget(general) 301,417(9.6) 331,777(10.1) 356,569(7.5) 380,851(6.8) 421,416(10.7)
Defense budget(billion $) 43,158(38.2$) 46,697(42.5$) 50,153(42.2$) 52,840(43.7$) 54,611(48.3$)
Increase(%) (7.0) (8.2) (7.4) (5.4) (3.4)
vs GDP(%) (2.27) (2.43) (2.59) (2.56) (2.53)
vs Government budget(%) (14.3) (14.1) (14.1) (13.9) (13.0)

2021 Defense budget(chart part)

(unit : KRW billion)

2022 Defense budget(chart part)
Classification 2022 share(%)
Defense budget 54,611.2 100.0
Force improvement program 16,691.7 30.6
Force maintenance 37,919.5 69.4
Personnel expense 19,268.1 35.3
Food & clothing 2,516.1 4.6
Defense informatization 732.9 1.3
Service members welfare 798.1 1.5
Logistics support 6,021.9 11.0
Training & education 906.9 1.7
Installation construction 5,031.9 9.2
Others 2,623.7 4.8