Italy 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.
  • Italy military size for 2019 was 342,000.00, a 0.15% increase from 2018.
  • Italy military size for 2018 was 341,500.00, a 1.59% decline from 2017.
  • Italy military size for 2017 was 347,000.00, a 2.76% decline from 2016.
  • Italy military size for 2016 was 356,850.00, a 0% 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
Uruguay 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 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
Seychelles 0.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Italy Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 342,000.00 0.15%
2018 341,500.00 -1.59%
2017 347,000.00 -2.76%
2016 356,850.00 0.00%
2015 356,850.00 0.00%
2014 356,850.00 -0.74%
2013 359,500.00 0.00%
2012 359,500.00 -2.19%
2011 367,550.00 2.27%
2010 359,378.00 9.92%
2009 326,939.00 -25.01%
2008 436,000.00 0.00%
2007 436,000.00 -0.91%
2006 440,000.00 -1.12%
2005 445,000.00 0.00%
2004 445,000.00 -2.05%
2003 454,300.00 -3.57%
2002 471,100.00 -2.38%
2001 482,600.00 -4.07%
2000 503,100.00 -3.47%
1999 521,200.00 -5.94%
1998 554,100.00 -4.61%
1997 580,900.00 0.00%
1996 580,900.00 -0.70%
1995 585,000.00 34.17%
1994 436,000.00 -3.11%
1993 450,000.00 -4.46%
1992 471,000.00 -0.42%
1991 473,000.00 -4.06%
1990 493,000.00 -2.57%
1989 506,000.00 31.39%
1985 385,100.00 31.39%