Germany 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.
  • Germany military size for 2018 was 181,400.00, a 0.78% increase from 2017.
  • Germany military size for 2017 was 180,000.00, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
  • Germany military size for 2016 was 179,100.00, a 1.02% increase from 2015.
  • Germany military size for 2015 was 177,300.00, a 0.73% 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
Germany Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 181,400.00 0.78%
2017 180,000.00 0.50%
2016 179,100.00 1.02%
2015 177,300.00 -0.73%
2014 178,600.00 -1.62%
2013 181,550.00 -2.63%
2012 186,450.00 -4.87%
2011 196,000.00 -22.06%
2010 251,465.00 0.00%
2009 251,465.00 3.06%
2008 244,000.00 0.00%
2007 244,000.00 -0.81%
2006 246,000.00 -13.68%
2005 285,000.00 0.35%
2004 284,000.00 -0.18%
2003 284,500.00 -3.89%
2002 296,000.00 -4.02%
2001 308,400.00 39.48%
2000 221,100.00 -33.20%
1999 331,000.00 -0.75%
1998 333,500.00 -3.92%
1997 347,100.00 -9.49%
1996 383,500.00 5.07%
1995 365,000.00 0.83%
1994 362,000.00 -9.05%
1993 398,000.00 -9.95%
1992 442,000.00 -3.28%
1991 457,000.00 -16.15%
1990 545,000.00 8.35%
1989 503,000.00 5.23%
1985 478,000.00 5.23%