Canada: Armed forces

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Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 72,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 71,495
 Min - Max 61,600 - 88,000
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Canada during that period was 71495 people with a minimum of 61600 people in 2002 and a maximum of 88000 people in 1989. The latest value from 2020 is 72000 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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Canada - Armed forces - Recent values chart

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Canada - 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 26.90 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.24 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 2.88 2022 percent
 Armed forces 72,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.35 2020 percent
 Arms exports 171.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 155.00 2022 dollars
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