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The total budget according to the Danish Finance Act for 2017 of the Danish Ministry of Defence amounts to 21.7 billion DKK. The appropriations are primarily based on the Danish Defence Agreement 2013-2017 of 30 November 2012 with subsequent additional agreements, Agreement of new fighter aircraft of 9 June 2016 and Voting Agreement of March 2016 on the Emergency Management.

The appropriations in the Finance Act for 2017 are distributed among main accounts and activity areas (see table 1-3 below).


Table 1: Overview of the appropriations of the Ministry of Defence in the Finance Act 2017
Open pdf: Overview of the appropriations of the Ministry of Defence in the Finance Act 2017

 
Table 2: Ministry of Defence in the Finance Act 2017 on activity areas

Table 2: Ministry of Defence in the Finance Act 2017 on activity areas

 
Table 3: Appropriations in the Finance Act 2017 of Ministry of Defence distributed into budget areas


Table 3: Appropriations in the Finance Act 2017 of Ministry of Defence distributed into budget areas

For further information of the Danish defence budget refer to the Agency for Modernisation, Ministry of Finance www.modst.dk

The national definition of the Danish defence budget does not include expenditure of the Danish Emergency Management Agency (see table 4 below).


Table 4: National definition of the Danish Defence budget
  Current prices Based on 2017 prices
Year (Million DKK) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
National definiton of the Danish Defence budget                  19.567,9          20.607,3        21.254,6       20.892,6       21.265,7       22.126,4


NATO definition of the defence expenditures

NATO calculates the defence expenditures of each member state according to NATO’s own definition. This calculation, which is a part of the Defence Planning Capability Survey creates the basis for comparison of the defence expenditures across NATO member states. The NATO definition differs in certain aspects from the Danish definition of the defence budget. In the NATO definition the following expenditure are fully or partly included:

  • Pensions for public servants under the Ministry of Defence
  • Pension costs according to law on civilian workers
  • VAT
  • National Survey and Cadastre
  • Danish Meteorological Institute

The calculation of the Danish defense expenditures according to the NATO definition results in a somewhat higher estimate on the defense expenditures than the national definition (see table 5 below).

A part of the NATO Defence Planning Capability Survey is a calculation of the defence expenditure as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product in the member states (see table 6 below).

Tabel 5: Danish defence expenditure according til NATO's definiton (million national currency)
Million DKK 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017e
25.328 24.259 25.618 23.682 22.769 22.633 24.190 25.165


Tabel 6: Danish defence expenditure as a percentage of Gross Domiestic Product according til NATO's definition (based on 2010 prices)
Percentage 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017e
1,40 1,29 1,32 1,20 1,13 1,10 1,16 1,17


More information can be found on NATO's homepage.

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Last updated 2017-07-04 - 12:31

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