Mali 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.
  • Mali military size for 2018 was 21,000.00, a 16.67% increase from 2017.
  • Mali military size for 2017 was 18,000.00, a 1.12% increase from 2016.
  • Mali military size for 2016 was 17,800.00, a 12.66% increase from 2015.
  • Mali military size for 2015 was 15,800.00, a 14.49% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Afghanistan 272,900.00
Syrian Arab Republic 257,500.00
Eritrea 201,750.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 134,250.00
Nepal 111,600.00
Burundi 51,050.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Chad 32,850.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 21,500.00
Mali 21,000.00
Yemen 20,000.00
Somalia 19,800.00
Senegal 18,600.00
Tajikistan 16,800.00
Malawi 14,700.00
Guinea 12,700.00
Benin 12,250.00
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Mozambique 11,200.00
Niger 10,300.00
Central African Republic 10,150.00
Togo 9,550.00
Sierra Leone 8,500.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,450.00
Liberia 2,100.00
Gambia 800.00
Haiti 500.00
Mali Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 21,000.00 16.67%
2017 18,000.00 1.12%
2016 17,800.00 12.66%
2015 15,800.00 14.49%
2014 13,800.00 16.95%
2013 11,800.00 51.28%
2012 7,800.00 -35.80%
2011 12,150.00 0.00%
2010 12,150.00 0.00%
2009 12,150.00 1.25%
2008 12,000.00 0.00%
2007 12,000.00 0.00%
2006 12,000.00 0.00%
2005 12,000.00 9.09%
2004 11,000.00 -9.84%
2003 12,200.00 -19.74%
2002 15,200.00 0.00%
2001 15,200.00 0.00%
2000 15,200.00 0.00%
1999 15,200.00 0.33%
1998 15,150.00 0.00%
1997 15,150.00 -0.33%
1996 15,200.00 0.00%
1995 15,200.00 26.67%
1994 12,000.00 0.00%
1993 12,000.00 0.00%
1992 12,000.00 -7.69%
1991 13,000.00 0.00%
1990 13,000.00 62.50%
1989 8,000.00 63.27%
1985 4,900.00 63.27%