Burkina Faso: Armed forces

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 Burkina Faso

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 11,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 10,777
 Min - Max 4,000 - 15,000
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 10777 people with a minimum of 4000 people in 1985 and a maximum of 15000 people in 2003. The latest value from 2020 is 11000 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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Burkina Faso - Armed forces - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - Armed forces - historical chart - 1985-2020

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.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.56 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 3.09 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 12.43 2022 percent
 Armed forces 11,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.14 2020 percent
 Arms imports 1.00 2022 dollars
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