Malawi 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.
  • Malawi military size for 2018 was 14,700.00, a 2% decline from 2017.
  • Malawi military size for 2017 was 15,000.00, a 0.67% increase from 2016.
  • Malawi military size for 2016 was 14,900.00, a 119.12% increase from 2015.
  • Malawi military size for 2015 was 6,800.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
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
Mozambique 11,200.00
Burkina Faso 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
Malawi Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 14,700.00 -2.00%
2017 15,000.00 0.67%
2016 14,900.00 119.12%
2015 6,800.00 0.00%
2014 6,800.00 0.00%
2013 6,800.00 0.00%
2012 6,800.00 0.00%
2011 6,800.00 28.30%
2010 5,300.00 0.00%
2009 5,300.00 -24.29%
2008 7,000.00 0.00%
2007 7,000.00 0.00%
2006 7,000.00 0.00%
2005 7,000.00 16.67%
2004 6,000.00 -11.76%
2003 6,800.00 0.00%
2002 6,800.00 0.00%
2001 6,800.00 13.33%
2000 6,000.00 0.00%
1999 6,000.00 0.00%
1998 6,000.00 0.00%
1997 6,000.00 -44.44%
1996 10,800.00 13.68%
1995 9,500.00 -5.00%
1994 10,000.00 0.00%
1993 10,000.00 0.00%
1992 10,000.00 25.00%
1991 8,000.00 14.29%
1990 7,000.00 0.00%
1989 7,000.00 32.08%
1985 5,300.00 32.08%