Belgium Military Size 1985-2022

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 2019 was 26,000.00, a 17.46% decline from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Belgium Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 26,000.00 -17.46%
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%