Kuwait 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.
  • Kuwait military size for 2018 was 24,500.00, a 2% decline from 2017.
  • Kuwait military size for 2017 was 25,000.00, a 10.62% increase from 2016.
  • Kuwait military size for 2016 was 22,600.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Kuwait military size for 2015 was 22,600.00, 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
Kuwait Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 24,500.00 -2.00%
2017 25,000.00 10.62%
2016 22,600.00 0.00%
2015 22,600.00 0.00%
2014 22,600.00 0.00%
2013 22,600.00 0.00%
2012 22,600.00 0.00%
2011 22,600.00 0.00%
2010 22,600.00 0.00%
2009 22,600.00 -1.74%
2008 23,000.00 0.00%
2007 23,000.00 0.00%
2006 23,000.00 0.00%
2005 23,000.00 9.52%
2004 21,000.00 -4.98%
2003 22,100.00 0.00%
2002 22,100.00 7.80%
2001 20,500.00 0.99%
2000 20,300.00 0.00%
1999 20,300.00 0.00%
1998 20,300.00 0.00%
1997 20,300.00 -2.40%
1996 20,800.00 -3.70%
1995 21,600.00 44.00%
1994 15,000.00 25.00%
1993 12,000.00 0.00%
1992 12,000.00 20.00%
1991 10,000.00 42.86%
1990 7,000.00 -65.00%
1989 20,000.00 66.67%
1985 12,000.00 66.67%