Finland 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.
  • Finland military size for 2018 was 25,200.00, a 0.8% increase from 2017.
  • Finland military size for 2017 was 25,000.00, a 3.31% increase from 2016.
  • Finland military size for 2016 was 24,200.00, a 2.81% decline from 2015.
  • Finland military size for 2015 was 24,900.00, a 0.4% 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
Finland Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 25,200.00 0.80%
2017 25,000.00 3.31%
2016 24,200.00 -2.81%
2015 24,900.00 -0.40%
2014 25,000.00 0.00%
2013 25,000.00 0.00%
2012 25,000.00 0.00%
2011 25,000.00 0.10%
2010 24,975.00 -0.30%
2009 25,050.00 -21.72%
2008 32,000.00 0.00%
2007 32,000.00 0.00%
2006 32,000.00 3.23%
2005 31,000.00 0.00%
2004 31,000.00 2.99%
2003 30,100.00 -13.75%
2002 34,900.00 -1.41%
2001 35,400.00 0.85%
2000 35,100.00 0.00%
1999 35,100.00 0.00%
1998 35,100.00 2.03%
1997 34,400.00 -4.44%
1996 36,000.00 4.35%
1995 34,500.00 -1.43%
1994 35,000.00 12.90%
1993 31,000.00 -6.06%
1992 33,000.00 3.13%
1991 32,000.00 3.23%
1990 31,000.00 -20.51%
1989 39,000.00 6.85%
1985 36,500.00 6.85%