Portugal 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.
  • Portugal military size for 2018 was 52,250.00, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
  • Portugal military size for 2017 was 52,000.00, a 30.2% decline from 2016.
  • Portugal military size for 2016 was 74,500.00, a 1.22% increase from 2015.
  • Portugal military size for 2015 was 73,600.00, a 5.76% decline 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
Portugal Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 52,250.00 0.48%
2017 52,000.00 -30.20%
2016 74,500.00 1.22%
2015 73,600.00 -5.76%
2014 78,100.00 -2.19%
2013 79,850.00 -11.57%
2012 90,300.00 0.00%
2011 90,300.00 -0.04%
2010 90,334.00 -0.78%
2009 91,040.00 0.04%
2008 91,000.00 0.00%
2007 91,000.00 0.00%
2006 91,000.00 -2.15%
2005 93,000.00 2.20%
2004 91,000.00 -1.73%
2003 92,600.00 2.89%
2002 90,000.00 0.00%
2001 90,000.00 -0.55%
2000 90,500.00 -0.11%
1999 90,600.00 -4.13%
1998 94,500.00 -5.69%
1997 100,200.00 -3.65%
1996 104,000.00 0.00%
1995 104,000.00 -14.75%
1994 122,000.00 79.41%
1993 68,000.00 -15.00%
1992 80,000.00 -6.98%
1991 86,000.00 -1.15%
1990 87,000.00 -16.35%
1989 104,000.00 42.47%
1985 73,000.00 42.47%