Germany 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.
  • Germany military size for 2019 was 184,000.00, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
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
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Germany Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 184,000.00 1.43%
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%