Thailand 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.
  • Thailand military size for 2018 was 454,850.00, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
  • Thailand military size for 2017 was 455,000.00, a 0.1% increase from 2016.
  • Thailand military size for 2016 was 454,550.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Thailand military size for 2015 was 454,550.00, a 0.22% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Thailand Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 454,850.00 -0.03%
2017 455,000.00 0.10%
2016 454,550.00 0.00%
2015 454,550.00 0.22%
2014 453,550.00 0.00%
2013 453,550.00 0.00%
2012 453,550.00 -4.43%
2011 474,550.00 13.11%
2010 419,560.00 0.00%
2009 419,560.00 -0.34%
2008 421,000.00 0.24%
2007 420,000.00 0.00%
2006 420,000.00 -0.24%
2005 421,000.00 0.48%
2004 419,000.00 -1.92%
2003 427,200.00 1.96%
2002 419,000.00 2.20%
2001 410,000.00 -1.58%
2000 416,600.00 10.50%
1999 377,000.00 0.00%
1998 377,000.00 11.87%
1997 337,000.00 -14.36%
1996 393,500.00 -6.42%
1995 420,500.00 45.00%
1994 290,000.00 -1.69%
1993 295,000.00 4.24%
1992 283,000.00 0.00%
1991 283,000.00 0.00%
1990 283,000.00 0.00%
1989 283,000.00 20.27%
1985 235,300.00 20.27%