Expected budget and actual expenses for the Swedish defense
In the government bill, the proposed defense budget for 2017 was almost 45 billion Swedish kronor. During that year, the actual public expenditure on defense was around ten billion higher, at almost 50 billion Swedish kronor.
Defense expenditure is the fifth highest expenditure share
The expenditure on defense composed five percent of the total public expenditure in Sweden in 2017. That was the fifth largest expenditure share. The largest expenditure was for social protection, which composed 40 percent of the total public expenditure. Social protection includes both benefits, such as social welfare, pension and health insurance, and subventions for health and childcare.