Belgium Military Size 1985-2021

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.
  • Belgium military size for 2018 was 31,500.00, a 1.56% decline from 2017.
  • Belgium military size for 2017 was 32,000.00, a 5.33% decline from 2016.
  • Belgium military size for 2016 was 33,800.00, a 7.02% decline from 2015.
  • Belgium military size for 2015 was 36,350.00, a 3.32% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,379,800.00
South Korea 608,000.00
Italy 341,500.00
France 304,800.00
Japan 261,150.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Poland 196,700.00
Spain 196,350.00
Germany 181,400.00
Israel 177,500.00
United Kingdom 148,450.00
Greece 147,850.00
Chile 122,200.00
Argentina 105,200.00
Canada 72,400.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 58,100.00
Portugal 52,250.00
Oman 46,600.00
Netherlands 41,410.00
Hungary 39,800.00
Lithuania 39,550.00
Belgium 31,500.00
Panama 26,000.00
Finland 25,200.00
Kuwait 24,500.00
Norway 23,250.00
Austria 22,850.00
Czech Republic 22,245.00
Uruguay 22,100.00
Qatar 21,500.00
Switzerland 21,450.00
Bahrain 19,200.00
Croatia 18,200.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 15,850.00
Sweden 15,150.00
Denmark 14,500.00
New Zealand 9,400.00
Ireland 8,650.00
Brunei 8,200.00
Slovenia 7,250.00
Latvia 6,900.00
Estonia 6,700.00
Trinidad and Tobago 4,050.00
Luxembourg 1,900.00
Malta 1,750.00
Bahamas 1,300.00
Barbados 610.00
Seychelles 420.00
Antigua and Barbuda 180.00
Belgium Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 31,500.00 -1.56%
2017 32,000.00 -5.33%
2016 33,800.00 -7.02%
2015 36,350.00 -3.32%
2014 37,600.00 0.27%
2013 37,500.00 22.15%
2012 30,700.00 -9.84%
2011 34,050.00 -4.72%
2010 35,736.00 -9.49%
2009 39,482.00 1.24%
2008 39,000.00 0.00%
2007 39,000.00 -2.50%
2006 40,000.00 8.11%
2005 37,000.00 2.78%
2004 36,000.00 -11.76%
2003 40,800.00 4.08%
2002 39,200.00 -0.51%
2001 39,400.00 0.25%
2000 39,300.00 -5.87%
1999 41,750.00 -4.46%
1998 43,700.00 -1.69%
1997 44,450.00 -4.00%
1996 46,300.00 -1.91%
1995 47,200.00 -10.94%
1994 53,000.00 -24.29%
1993 70,000.00 -11.39%
1992 79,000.00 -21.78%
1991 101,000.00 -4.72%
1990 106,000.00 -3.64%
1989 110,000.00 20.09%
1985 91,600.00 20.09%