Mexico 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.
  • Mexico military size for 2018 was 348,000.00, a 3.57% increase from 2017.
  • Mexico military size for 2017 was 336,000.00, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
  • Mexico military size for 2016 was 336,050.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Mexico military size for 2015 was 336,050.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,695,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 761,500.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,200.00
Colombia 481,200.00
Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,350.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
Mexico Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 348,000.00 3.57%
2017 336,000.00 -0.01%
2016 336,050.00 0.00%
2015 336,050.00 0.00%
2014 336,050.00 3.26%
2013 325,450.00 -1.30%
2012 329,750.00 0.00%
2011 329,750.00 -0.60%
2010 331,750.00 0.00%
2009 331,750.00 8.77%
2008 305,000.00 6.64%
2007 286,000.00 2.14%
2006 280,000.00 37.25%
2005 204,000.00 0.49%
2004 203,000.00 -0.39%
2003 203,800.00 0.00%
2002 203,800.00 0.00%
2001 203,800.00 -1.92%
2000 207,800.00 7.24%
1999 193,770.00 1.98%
1998 190,000.00 0.00%
1997 190,000.00 0.00%
1996 190,000.00 0.53%
1995 189,000.00 8.00%
1994 175,000.00 0.00%
1993 175,000.00 0.00%
1992 175,000.00 0.00%
1991 175,000.00 0.00%
1990 175,000.00 13.64%
1989 154,000.00 19.29%
1985 129,100.00 19.29%