Uruguay: Armed forces

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 Uruguay

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 22,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 25,263
 Min - Max 22,000 - 31,900
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Uruguay from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Uruguay during that period was 25263 people with a minimum of 22000 people in 2017 and a maximum of 31900 people in 1985. The latest value from 2020 is 22000 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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Recent values chart
Uruguay - Armed forces - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Uruguay - 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 1.38 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 1.90 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 6.74 2022 percent
 Armed forces 22,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.31 2020 percent
 Arms exports 1.00 2000 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 5.00 2022 dollars
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