Italy 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.
  • 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.
  • Italy military size for 2015 was 356,850.00, a 0% increase 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
Italy Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%