Yemen 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.
  • Yemen military size for 2018 was 20,000.00, a 50% decline from 2017.
  • Yemen military size for 2017 was 40,000.00, a 100% increase from 2016.
  • Yemen military size for 2016 was 20,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Yemen military size for 2015 was 20,000.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
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
Yemen Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 20,000.00 -50.00%
2017 40,000.00 100.00%
2016 20,000.00 0.00%
2015 20,000.00 0.00%
2014 20,000.00 -85.50%
2013 137,900.00 0.00%
2012 137,900.00 0.00%
2011 137,900.00 0.00%
2010 137,900.00 0.00%
2009 137,900.00 -0.07%
2008 138,000.00 0.00%
2007 138,000.00 0.00%
2006 138,000.00 0.00%
2005 138,000.00 1.47%
2004 136,000.00 -0.51%
2003 136,700.00 0.15%
2002 136,500.00 10.08%
2001 124,000.00 -9.02%
2000 136,300.00 0.00%
1999 136,300.00 0.00%
1998 136,300.00 -6.84%
1997 146,300.00 30.63%
1996 112,000.00 61.15%
1995 69,500.00 0.72%
1994 69,000.00 7.81%
1993 64,000.00 0.00%
1992 64,000.00 -49.61%
1991 127,000.00 0.00%
1990 127,000.00 104.84%
1989 62,000.00 -3.28%
1985 64,100.00 -3.28%