Burundi Military Size 1985-2024

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.
  • Burundi military size for 2019 was 51,000.00, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Burundi military size for 2018 was 51,050.00, a 64.68% increase from 2017.
  • Burundi military size for 2017 was 31,000.00, a 39.28% decline from 2016.
  • Burundi military size for 2016 was 51,050.00, a 24.51% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Eritrea 202,000.00
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Ethiopia 138,000.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 134,000.00
Nepal 112,000.00
Burundi 51,000.00
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Yemen 40,000.00
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Tanzania 28,000.00
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Mali 21,000.00
Somalia 20,000.00
Senegal 19,000.00
Tajikistan 17,000.00
Malawi 15,000.00
Guinea 13,000.00
Benin 12,000.00
Mozambique 11,000.00
Burkina Faso 11,000.00
Niger 10,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Togo 10,000.00
Sierra Leone 9,000.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,000.00
Gambia 4,000.00
Liberia 2,000.00
Haiti 1,000.00
Burundi Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 51,000.00 -0.10%
2018 51,050.00 64.68%
2017 31,000.00 -39.28%
2016 51,050.00 24.51%
2015 41,000.00 -19.69%
2014 51,050.00 0.00%
2013 51,050.00 0.10%
2012 51,000.00 -0.10%
2011 51,050.00 0.00%
2010 51,050.00 0.00%
2009 51,050.00 0.10%
2008 51,000.00 0.00%
2007 51,000.00 -37.80%
2005 82,000.00 1.23%
2004 81,000.00 44.64%
2003 56,000.00 9.80%
2002 51,000.00 0.00%
2001 51,000.00 12.09%
2000 45,500.00 0.00%
1999 45,500.00 4.60%
1998 43,500.00 97.73%
1997 22,000.00 0.00%
1996 22,000.00 50.68%
1995 14,600.00 -14.12%
1994 17,000.00 30.77%
1993 13,000.00 0.00%
1992 13,000.00 8.33%
1991 12,000.00 0.00%
1990 12,000.00 9.09%
1989 11,000.00 111.54%
1985 5,200.00 111.54%