Economy The fiscal jinks of North Korea's new budget Updated : April 19, 2018 09:41 AM IST North Korea's use of percentages makes the budget all the more opaque. A big umbrella category called "the development of the national economy" now accounts for a 47.7 percent share. Defense spending stays at 15.8 percent. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.