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 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
on 2017 prices
|Year (Million DKK)
|National definiton of the
Danish Defence budget
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
- 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).
|Danish defence expenditure as a percentage of
Gross Domiestic Product according til NATO's definition (based on 2010
|Danish defence expenditure according til
NATO's definiton (million national currency)
The Danish defence budget for 2017 according to the NATO definition is not yet available on the NATO website. An update is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2017.
More information can be found on NATO's homepage