North Korea Military Spending/Defense Budget 2014-2021

Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country).
  • North Korea military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $1.60B, a 66.87% increase from 2017.
  • North Korea military spending/defense budget for 2017 was $0.96B, a 5.36% increase from 2016.
  • North Korea military spending/defense budget for 2016 was $0.91B, a 4.94% increase from 2015.
  • North Korea military spending/defense budget for 2015 was $0.87B, a 5.48% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
North Korea $1.60B
Tanzania $0.70B
Ethiopia $0.51B
Mali $0.48B
Nepal $0.43B
Zimbabwe $0.42B
Uganda $0.41B
Senegal $0.39B
Burkina Faso $0.31B
Congo, Dem. Rep. $0.30B
Chad $0.25B
Niger $0.23B
Afghanistan $0.20B
Guinea $0.20B
Mozambique $0.17B
South Sudan $0.15B
Rwanda $0.12B
Togo $0.10B
Benin $0.09B
Somalia $0.08B
Madagascar $0.07B
Burundi $0.07B
Malawi $0.06B
Central African Republic $0.03B
Sierra Leone $0.03B
Liberia $0.01B
Gambia $0.01B
Haiti $0.00B
North Korea Military Spending/Defense Budget - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $1.60B 0.00%
2017 $0.96B 0.00%
2016 $0.91B 0.00%
2015 $0.87B 0.00%
2014 $0.82B 0.00%