Philippines Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • Philippines military size for 2019 was 155,000.00, a 1.08% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines military size for 2018 was 153,350.00, a 0.23% increase from 2017.
  • Philippines military size for 2017 was 153,000.00, a 7.55% decline from 2016.
  • Philippines military size for 2016 was 165,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,045,000.00
Pakistan 943,000.00
Egypt 836,000.00
Indonesia 676,000.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 311,000.00
Morocco 246,000.00
Bangladesh 227,000.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,000.00
Philippines 155,000.00
Lao PDR 129,000.00
Sudan 124,000.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,000.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 48,000.00
El Salvador 42,000.00
Cameroon 34,000.00
Kenya 29,000.00
Georgia 26,000.00
Honduras 23,000.00
Mauritania 21,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 21,000.00
Mongolia 18,000.00
Zambia 16,000.00
Ghana 16,000.00
Djibouti 13,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,000.00
Papua New Guinea 4,000.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Timor-Leste 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,000.00
West Bank and Gaza 0.00
Republic of Congo 0.00
Philippines Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 155,000.00 1.08%
2018 153,350.00 0.23%
2017 153,000.00 -7.55%
2016 165,500.00 0.00%
2015 165,500.00 0.00%
2014 165,500.00 0.00%
2013 165,500.00 0.00%
2012 165,500.00 0.00%
2011 165,500.00 0.00%
2010 165,500.00 0.00%
2009 165,500.00 12.59%
2008 147,000.00 0.00%
2007 147,000.00 0.00%
2006 147,000.00 0.00%
2005 147,000.00 0.68%
2004 146,000.00 -2.67%
2003 150,000.00 0.00%
2002 150,000.00 -0.66%
2001 151,000.00 1.68%
2000 148,500.00 -2.62%
1999 152,500.00 -4.87%
1998 160,300.00 4.77%
1997 153,000.00 2.00%
1996 150,000.00 0.67%
1995 149,000.00 43.27%
1994 104,000.00 -2.80%
1993 107,000.00 0.00%
1992 107,000.00 0.00%
1991 107,000.00 -1.83%
1990 109,000.00 -2.68%
1989 112,000.00 -2.44%
1985 114,800.00 -2.44%