Belarus: Armed forces

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Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 158,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1992 - 2020
 Average 147,306
 Min - Max 65,000 - 192,900
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Belarus from 1992 to 2020. The average value for Belarus during that period was 147306 people with a minimum of 65000 people in 1994 and a maximum of 192900 people in 2001. The latest value from 2020 is 158000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 167 countries is 162240 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belarus - Armed forces - Recent values chart

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Belarus - Armed forces - historical chart - 1992-2020

Definition: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.82 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.20 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 32.12 2022 percent
 Armed forces 158,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 3.13 2020 percent
 Arms exports 57.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 225.00 2022 dollars
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