Brazil 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.
  • Brazil military size for 2018 was 761,500.00, a 4.32% increase from 2017.
  • Brazil military size for 2017 was 730,000.00, a 0.07% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil military size for 2016 was 729,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil military size for 2015 was 729,500.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,695,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 761,500.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,200.00
Colombia 481,200.00
Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,350.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
Brazil Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 761,500.00 4.32%
2017 730,000.00 0.07%
2016 729,500.00 0.00%
2015 729,500.00 0.00%
2014 729,500.00 2.25%
2013 713,480.00 0.00%
2012 713,480.00 0.00%
2011 713,480.00 0.00%
2010 713,480.00 0.00%
2009 713,480.00 -1.04%
2008 721,000.00 0.00%
2007 721,000.00 -4.38%
2006 754,000.00 12.04%
2005 673,000.00 -2.04%
2004 687,000.00 2.05%
2003 673,200.00 0.00%
2002 673,200.00 0.00%
2001 673,200.00 0.00%
2000 673,200.00 -0.50%
1999 676,600.00 -3.18%
1998 698,850.00 -0.21%
1997 700,300.00 2.89%
1996 680,600.00 0.00%
1995 680,600.00 129.93%
1994 296,000.00 0.00%
1993 296,000.00 0.00%
1992 296,000.00 0.34%
1991 295,000.00 0.00%
1990 295,000.00 -7.52%
1989 319,000.00 15.58%
1985 276,000.00 15.58%