Netherlands: Armed forces

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Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 41,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 59,899
 Min - Max 41,000 - 106,000
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 1985 to 2020. The average value for the Netherlands during that period was 59899 people with a minimum of 41000 people in 2007 and a maximum of 106000 people in 1989. The latest value from 2020 is 41000 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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Netherlands - Armed forces - Recent values chart

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Netherlands - 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.

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 Military spending 15.61 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.58 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 3.67 2022 percent
 Armed forces 41,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.43 2020 percent
 Arms exports 295.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 695.00 2022 dollars
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