East Asia & Pacific 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.
  • East Asia & Pacific military size for 2018 was 8,144,490.00, a 0.58% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific military size for 2017 was 8,192,000.00, a 1.57% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific military size for 2016 was 8,322,570.00, a 0.7% decline from 2015.
  • East Asia & Pacific military size for 2015 was 8,380,930.00, a 1.72% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
World 27,642,295.00
East Asia & Pacific 8,144,490.00
OECD members 5,953,405.00
South Asia 4,899,850.00
Latin America & Caribbean 2,804,380.00
European Union 1,919,805.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,840,270.00
North America 1,452,200.00
Euro Area 1,449,660.00
East Asia & Pacific Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 8,144,490.00 -0.58%
2017 8,192,000.00 -1.57%
2016 8,322,570.00 -0.70%
2015 8,380,930.00 -1.72%
2014 8,527,430.00 -1.18%
2013 8,629,430.00 0.01%
2012 8,628,630.00 0.29%
2011 8,603,966.00 1.76%
2010 8,455,299.00 0.32%
2009 8,428,299.00 1.57%
2008 8,298,000.00 0.02%
2007 8,296,000.00 -8.05%
2006 9,022,000.00 -1.70%
2005 9,178,000.00 6.10%
2004 8,650,250.00 -5.80%
2003 9,182,800.00 -0.20%
2002 9,200,800.00 0.61%
2001 9,144,600.00 -2.35%
2000 9,364,600.00 1.00%
1999 9,272,080.00 -0.23%
1998 9,293,400.00 2.47%
1997 9,069,700.00 -4.01%
1996 9,448,270.00 -0.10%
1995 9,457,800.00 25.67%
1994 7,526,000.00 -3.91%
1993 7,832,000.00 -2.06%
1992 7,997,000.00 -2.90%
1991 8,236,000.00 -1.98%
1990 8,402,000.00 -4.76%
1989 8,822,000.00 7.02%
1985 8,243,700.00 7.02%