Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2018 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2017 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2016 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Ethiopia military size for 2015 was 138,000.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 272,900.00
Syrian Arab Republic 257,500.00
Eritrea 201,750.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 134,250.00
Nepal 111,600.00
Burundi 51,050.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Chad 32,850.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 21,500.00
Mali 21,000.00
Yemen 20,000.00
Somalia 19,800.00
Senegal 18,600.00
Tajikistan 16,800.00
Malawi 14,700.00
Guinea 12,700.00
Benin 12,250.00
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Mozambique 11,200.00
Niger 10,300.00
Central African Republic 10,150.00
Togo 9,550.00
Sierra Leone 8,500.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,450.00
Liberia 2,100.00
Gambia 800.00
Haiti 500.00
Ethiopia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 138,000.00 0.00%
2017 138,000.00 0.00%
2016 138,000.00 0.00%
2015 138,000.00 0.00%
2014 138,000.00 0.00%
2013 138,000.00 0.00%
2012 138,000.00 0.00%
2011 138,000.00 0.00%
2010 138,000.00 0.00%
2009 138,000.00 0.00%
2008 138,000.00 0.00%
2007 138,000.00 -24.59%
2005 183,000.00 0.55%
2004 182,000.00 12.07%
2003 162,400.00 -35.68%
2002 252,500.00 0.00%
2001 252,500.00 -28.37%
2000 352,500.00 8.29%
1999 325,500.00 171.25%
1998 120,000.00 0.00%
1997 120,000.00 0.00%
1996 120,000.00 0.00%
1995 120,000.00 0.00%
1994 120,000.00 0.00%
1993 120,000.00 0.00%
1992 120,000.00 0.00%
1991 120,000.00 -52.00%
1990 250,000.00 0.00%
1989 250,000.00 15.21%
1985 217,000.00 15.21%