* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Armed forces personnel, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 164 countries was 165885 people.The highest value was in India: 3026500 people and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 180 people. The indicator is available from 1985 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: people; Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
3026500
2695000
1469000
1454000
1379800
944800
835500
761500
675500
650000
608000
522000
513000
512200
481200
454850
348000
343000
341500
336000
317000
317000
304800
297000
272900
261150
257500
252000
245800
227050
223000
201750
196700
196350
191300
181400
177500
158000
155350
153350
148450
147850
138000
136000
134250
129100
126600
124300
122200
117000
111600
105200
101500
89650
81950
80000
72400
71100
71050
71000
68000
63000
59000
58100
52250
51050
51000
48800
47800
46600
46000
43050
41500
41500
41410
41250
39800
39550
36950
35000
34400
32850
32150
31500
29100
28950
28000
27000
26000
25650
25200
24500
23250
22950
22850
22245
22100
21500
21500
21450
21000
20900
20850
20000
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18600
18200
17700
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16100
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16000
15900
15850
15500
15150
14700
14500
13450
12700
12350
12250
12000
12000
11200
11200
10500
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10150
10000
9550
9400
9000
9000
8650
8500
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6900
6700
6700
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4450
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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.
Armed forces in Europe
Armed forces in Asia
Armed forces in Africa
Armed forces in North America
Armed forces in South America
Armed forces in Australia
Armed forces in the European union
Armed forces in Sub Sahara Africa
Armed forces in MENA
Armed forces in South East Asia
Armed forces in Latin America


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